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Positive Behavior Support (PBIS)

Three-Tiered Model of Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support

School-wide Positive Behavior Support (SWPBIS) is a proactive approach based on a three-tiered model of prevention and intervention aimed at creating safe and effective schools with a primary purpose of supporting students with disabilities within the least restrictive environment. Emphasis is placed on teaching and reinforcing important social skills and data-based problem-solving to address existing behavior concerns. SWPBIS is being implemented in thousands of schools across the country and has been demonstrated to reduce discipline problems and increase time for instruction.

The PBIS model is driven by:

  • PBIS Leadership Team Meets Monthly
  • Administrative Involvement
  • Staff Buy-In
  • Use Data for Decision Making
  • Trauma-Informed
  • Equity Focus

Tier 1: All

  • Teach schoolwide positive behavior expectations and procedures
  • Positive reinforcement for all students
  • Consistent consequences for problem behaviors
  • Effective procedures and supervision in non-classroom areas
  • Effective instruction and classroom management
  • Expect Respect Bully Prevention
  • PBIS Clubs
  • Alternatives to Suspension

Tier 2: Some

  • Check In Check Out
  • Adult Mentors
  • Take a Break
  • Targeted Social Skills Instruction
  • Home/School Plans
  • Classroom Management Support

Tier 3: Few

  • Functional Behavior Assessment Multi-Component Behavior Plans
  • School-Based Wraparound
  • Emergency Intervention Plans
  • Intensive Academic Support

Wayne RESA offers PBIS resources and support to schools within Wayne County. Currently over 280 Wayne County schools are implementing PBIS.  Feel free to download any of the documents included on this page or contact Chris McEvoy or Kayrl Reynoso for more information.

PBIS Schools in Wayne County

23-24 PBIS Coaches/Coordinator Meetings


All Meetings will be held in Boyd's Auditorium.

Production Services



Chris McEvoy

Special Education Consultant

Kayrl Reynoso

Special Education Consultant