Positive Behavior Support

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ORANGE RIVER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Positive Behavior Support
PELICAN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Positive Behavior Support RAYMA C. PAGE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Positive Behavior Support
RIVER HALL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Positive Behavior Support
SUNSHINE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Positive Behavior Support
THE ALVA SCHOOL Positive Behavior Support
THREE OAKS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Positive Behavior Support
THREE OAKS MIDDLE SCHOOL Positive Behavior Support
TORTUGA PRESERVE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Positive Behavior Support
TRAFALGAR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Positive Behavior Support
TRAFALGAR MIDDLE SCHOOL Positive Behavior Support

Positive Behavior Interventions and Support (PBIS)

Positive Behavior Interventions and Support (PBIS) is a proactive approach to promote positive behavior resulting in improved academic outcomes, school safety and overall satisfaction of the school experience for students, families and staff. The focus of PBIS is prevention and intervention. In other words, PBIS is a process of teaching, reinforcing and recognizing the behaviors that lead to student success instead of simply punishing misbehavior.

At its heart, PBIS focuses on evidence-based practices that provide a common language and focus for behavioral expectations; instruction and communication toward them; recognition when they are met; and interventions/corrective actions when they are not met. The supports are provided within the MultiTiered System of Supports (MTSS) model that focuses on universal supports for all (Tier 1), supplemental supports for some (Tier 2) and intensive supports for the few that need them (Tier 3).

PBIS is recognized by The School District of Lee County as a necessary and vital component of a complete behavior support and discipline system. All schools are required to provide positive behavior support systems, and most of our schools have received training and recognition by the Florida PBIS Project, with a number receiving Model School status. Other schools supplement positive behavior support with Social Emotional Learning (SEL) programs. Each school has a dedicated team that continually reviews school attendance, behavior and course performance data to problem solve and determine needed adjustments/new supports. The School District of Lee County continues to support implementation of positive behavior systems and strategies through training and technical assistance.

The outcomes are significant. Research studies on PBIS conclude it leads to better student behavior including reduced numbers of referrals, suspensions, and bullying incidents. Students learn positive behavior expectations and strategies that will serve them throughout their lives at home, work and in the community.

The Florida Department of Education: PBIS Project recognized these schools for their dedication to the PBS Initiative. They are:

  • Bonita Springs Elementary School – Gold
  • Caloosa Elementary School – Gold
  • Caloosa Middle School – Gold
  • Cape Elementary School – Gold
  • Colonial Elementary School – Bronze
  • Cypress Lake High School – Gold
  • Cypress Lake Middle School – Bronze
  • Dr. Carrie D. Robinson Littleton Elementary School – Silver
  • Harns Marsh Middle School – Gold
  • J. Colin English Elementary - Gold
  • Manatee Elementary School – Gold
  • Orange River Elementary - Gold
  • Pelican Elementary School – Bronze
  • Rayma C. Page Elementary School – Bronze
  • River Hall Elementary School – Bronze
  • Sunshine Elementary School – Bronze
  • The Alva School – Bronze
  • Three Oaks Elementary School – Bronze
  • Three Oaks Middle School – Gold
  • Tortuga Preserve Elementary School – Gold
  • Trafalgar Elementary School – Gold
  • Trafalgar Middle School – Gold

How Can Parents Help With Positive Behavior Support?

  • Remember to use 5 positives for every 1 negative
  • Set the stage for your student's success and reward his/her efforts
  • Give clear and specific directions
  • Maintain your composure and always use a calm voice
  • Set reasonable limits for your child
  • Be consistent ("No" means no and "yes" means yes)
  • Set the example and model desired behaviors (Actions truly do speak louder than words)
  • Proactively anticipate situations
  • Have and demonstrate patience with you child
  • Have fun and enjoy the your role as a parent
  • "Have a short memory for mistakes, failures, and behavior slips. Every child deserves a fresh start each morning." -Robert Ramsey
BONITA SPRINGS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Positive Behavior Support
CALOOSA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Positive Behavior Support
CALOOSA MIDDLE SCHOOL Positive Behavior Support
CAPE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Positive Behavior Support
COLONIAL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Positive Behavior Support
CYPRESS LAKE HIGH SCHOOL Positive Behavior Support
CYPRESS LAKE MIDDLE SCHOOL Positive Behavior Support
DR CARRIE D ROBINSON LITTLETON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Positive Behavior Support
HARNS MARSH MIDDLE SCHOOL Positive Behavior Support
J. COLIN ENGLISH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Positive Behavior Support
MANATEE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (LEE) Positive Behavior Support