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(Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports)

"Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is an evidence-based, data-driven framework proven to reduce disciplinary incidents, increase a school’s sense of safety and support improved academic outcomes. More than 22,000 U.S. schools are implementing PBIS and saving countless instructional hours otherwise lost to discipline. The premise of PBIS is that continual teaching, combined with acknowledgement or feedback of positive student behavior will reduce unnecessary discipline and promote a climate of greater productivity, safety and learning. PBIS schools apply a multi-tiered approach to prevention, using disciplinary data and principles of behavior analysis to develop school-wide, targeted and individualized interventions and supports to improve school climate for all students. (OSEP Technical Assistance Center on Positive Behavior Interventions & Supports)"

Resource for P.B.I.S description:
Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports. (n.d.). Retrieved February 07, 2017, from https://www.gadoe.org/Curriculum-Instruction-and-Assessment/Special-Education-Services/Pages/Positive-Behavioral-Interventions-and-Support.aspx

School-Wide P.B.I.S

What is School-Wide P.B.I.S?
School-wide positive behavior intervention and supports (SW-PBIS) is a Rams family framework we have at our school for creating customized systems that support student outcomes and academic success. It is all about defining, teaching, acknowledging appropriate behavior, and correcting inappropriate behavior. Four main elements that are entailed in a SW-PBIS plan are: practices that support student behavior, system support for educators in the school, data-based decision making, and having practices, support, and data working together to enable successful school-wide outcomes to the PBIS model. Our goal is to recognize a positive expected behavior that shows students exhibit an understand on how to show Rams Pride by Respecting Everyone, Acting appropriately, Making safe choices, and Showing responsibility. Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports is a system approach to creating a safer and more productive school.

P.B.I.S Team Members

Position                                                          Name

Administration                                                  S. Crockett

PBIS Coach                                                      C. Wilder

Team Leader                                                    T. Dukes

Recorder                                                          S. Nicholson

Data Entry/Incentive Coordinator                       S. Ivey

Data Analyst/Time Keeper                                 J. Gheesling

Communications                                               P. Stripling

Behavior Specialist                                            P. Graziano


R.L Norris Behavioral Expectations are that we will show our R.A.M.S Pride by:
R. Respect Everyone

A. Act Appropriately


M. Make Safe Choices


S. Show Responsibility


Norris PBIS team has developed a rule matrix that reflects the Behavioral Expectations that are appropriate for Norris students’ level of development. Behavioral Expectations are specific to each area of the school.


Norris Elementary School

Rules and Behavioral Expectations


Rams Pride


Respect Everyone


Act Appropriately


Make Safe Choices


Show Responsibility




Obey voice level as displayed

Follow adult directions

Use kind words

Obey Voice level as displayed


Raise your hand for help

Leave with permission

Stay seated until asked to line up

Keep Hands and feet to self

Always walk

Eat your own food

Clean up area




Give people privacy

Keep walls and doors free of marks

Put toilet paper in toilet

Flush the toilet

Wash hands with soap and water

Dry hands


Get in and leave when done

Report Problems to adults




Voice level 0

Keep Hands off of wall and students work


Carry agenda book as pass

Walk directly to destination

Walk on right side

Face Forward in Line

Keep hands and feet to self

Walk on the blue line


Walk at all times

Follow Expected Hallway behavior

Remain Quiet

P.B.I.S Initiatives:

As part of R.L. Norris Elementary School's PBIS (Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports) initiative , the school has implemented the RAMS Mobile. The "RAMS Mobile" is a cart that comes around to each hallway every other Friday for students to purchase items using their RAMS Bucks. Students receive “RAMS Bucks” for following the school-wide R.A.M.S. expectations which are: Respect everyone, Act appropriately, Make safe choices, Show responsibility. This consistent with PBIS' mission of improving climate in Georgia schools. Some features of PBIS include clearly defined behavioral expectations, social and behavioral skills instruction, positive and proactive discipline, and positive acknowledgements. The RAMS Mobile and the Rams Bucks are good complements to the PBIS program. Goodies the children can "purchase" from the cart with their RAMS Bucks include pencils, stickers, notepads, notebooks, pens, glow lamps, and bracelets.