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The mission of the Hewitt-Texas PBIS team is to foster and promote a safe and positive school environment
that enhances student learning through teaching and recognizing positive behavior.

What is PBIS?

Positive Behavior Interventions and Support (PBIS) is a systems approach to enhancing the capacity of schools to support and educate ALL STUDENTS.  It is a proactive approach to school-wide discipline that is based on three levels of prevention/intervention to address the needs of all students.  PBIS is not a curriculum, intervention, or practice, but rather a framework or approach for assisting school personnel in adopting and organizing evidence-based behavioral interventions into an integrated continuum that enhances academic and social behavior outcomes for all students. 

PBIS emphasizes four integrated elements:

  1. Data for decision-making
  2. Measurable outcomes supported and evaluated by data
  3. Practices with evidence that these outcomes are achievable
  4. Systems that efficiently and effectively support implementation of these practices 

Six Principles that guide the four elements of PBIS:

  1. Develop a continuum of scientifically-based behavior and academic interventions and supports
  2. Use data to make decisions and solve problems
  3. Arrange the environment to prevent the development and occurrence of problem behavior
  4. Teach and encourage pro-social skills and behaviors
  5. Implement evidence-based behavioral practices with fidelity and accountability
  6. Screen universally and monitor student performance & progress continuously