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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 1,400 Georgia schools and 27,000 nationwide have been trained in PBIS.  Implementation of PBIS is 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).

The Georgia PBIS Strategic Plan

Interested in Improving School Climate Through PBIS Implementation? 

PBIS Leadership Resources

Important Links​​

Georgia's PBIS LEAs and Schools 

The Georgia Department of Education recognizes districts and schools for supporting positive school climate through the implementation of the Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) framework. The purpose of the recognition system is to identify schools that exemplify best practices in the implementation of PBIS. To qualify for state recognition, system schools must be in a LEA with active support through a District Leadership Team, District Coordinator, and a district action plan. The LEA must be actively supported by the GaDOE Team and local RESA.       

Recognition Criteria for 2021-2022

Recognition Criteria for 2022-2023

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 Contact Information

Jason Byars 
Program Manager
School Climate
Phone: 404-657-9953
 
Sharon Champion
Administrative Support
Phone: (404) 463-9238
FAX: (404) 651-6457
 
Please contact the GaDOE School Climate Team for more Information on PBIS Implementation gapbis@doe.k12.ga.us  

​​​​​Twitter handle @gadoepbis

 PBIS Annual Reports

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 ‭(Hidden)‬ PBIS News Stories and Events in Georgia