Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is a school-wide behavior management framework to explicitly teach behavioral expectations to staff, students, and families. PBIS provides a common language and structure. The system focuses on recognition and celebration of positive behaviors.
Starbuck Middle School staff and students are accountable for implementing PBIS. Staff believes that positive relationships can be built through PBIS and promotes PBIS in various ways. The school has made videos in which students are modeling good behaviors, and teachers discuss what behaviors should not be seen. When teachers observe students behaving appropriately, they hand out a positive incentive that students can use in the school store.