Passaic On Point!
Overview of the Program
Positive Behavior Support in Schools (PBS-IS)
School Wide Positive Behavior Support is not just another initiative. It is a lifelong change in how schools plan for and deal with discipline and problem behaviors. Over a thousand schools across the country have been successfully using School Wide Positive Behavior Support to reduce occurrences of discipline and problem behavior. Schools in states such as New York, Illinois, Pennsylvania, Oregon, Alabama, and many others have seen dramatic improvements in overall discipline and behavior problems as a result of using this approach.
What is PBS-IS?
New Jersey Positive Behavior Support in Schools (NJPBSIS) is a partnership between the New Jersey State Department of Education, Office of Special Education Program, State Improvement Grant and the Elizabeth M. Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities, Pediatrics Department at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. The goals of the NJPBSIS initiative is to increase the capacity of local school districts to develop programs and intervention strategies that reduce occurrences of discipline and behavior problems and subsequently increase student achievement and the inclusion of students with disabilities engaging in challenging behaviors within general education programs.
How Can School Wide Positive Behavior Support Impact Our School?
PBSIS Team Members