OUR MISSION STATEMENT
The mission of the Escambia County PBIS schools is to lead students to their fullest social, emotional, and academic potential by using a Multi-Tiered Support System to educate, support, inspire, and prepare each and every student to become a productive, engaged, and cooperative member of society.
WHAT IS PBIS?
Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (PBIS) gives people a new way to think about behavior. PBIS is based on understanding why problem behaviors occur - the behavior's function. This approach to behavior can occur on a school-wide level, in a specific setting, classroom, or with an individual student. PBIS is the application of evidence-based strategies and systems to assist schools to increase academic performance, increase safety, decrease problem behavior, and establish positive school cultures. On an individual level, PBIS uses functional behavior assessments to understand the relationships between a student's behavior and characteristics of his or her environment. The functional behavior assessment identifies multiple strategies to effectively reduce problem behavior including changing systems, altering environments, teaching skills, and focusing on positive behaviors. The PBIS process results in the creation of effective intervention plans that will impede problem behaviors, teach new skills, and create support systems for the student.