Snapshots of PBIS in Action

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Current Updates for PBIS in Action

  • Positive Trends at Dowagiac Middle School (a small rural district in Michigan) from the district newsletter- When compared to the first semester from the last two school years, major behavior referrals at Dowagiac Middle School have significantly decreased this school year. While many factors contribute to rates of discipline referral data, the efforts made by educators at the middle school are making a difference. Dowagiac Middle school has implemented PBIS practices for several years, however this is the first year of school-wide PBIS implementation lead by their leadership team.
  • International Delegation from Singapore visits Portland’s Westwood and Oakwood Schools to learn about Highly Successful Exemplary Model Program (Feb, 2019)- Chris Kenroy, Westwood Principal, says that the impact of PBIS can be observed throughout the school.  In the three short years since it has been implemented, behavioral issues have been significantly reduced.  Only about 1% of Westwood’s 450 students experience ongoing behavioral issues that need significant interventions. “99% of our students have zero to one intervention during the school year.  Because of this we can focus more on classroom engagement for all student and then give specialized attention to the four or five students who have greater needs for social and behavioral interventions