Positive Behavior Interventions & Supports

What is PBIS

PBIS is an approach our schools use to improve school climate and promote positive behavior. It also guides the way we respond when students don’t follow the behavior expectations. Each school has three broad behavior expectations, which are taught throughout the year to all students. Students are acknowledged for following the expectations through verbal praise, special events and tangible rewards. Those students who struggle with appropriate behavior are redirected through re-teaching of expectations and other proactive approaches. All strategies used in PBIS are research-based with the ultimate goal being to develop positive, predictable and safe learning environments.

Important Components of PBIS

All schools implementing PBIS must have the following components:

  • Positively stated behavior expectations

  • A formal system for teaching the expectations to all students

  • A consistent system of acknowledging and correcting behaviors

  • Logical and consistent consequences for dealing with problem behaviors

  • A system for providing extra support for students who struggle with behavior.

Why are we doing PBIS?

Research has shown that when implemented with fidelity PBIS will result in:

  • Reductions in problem behavior

  • Improvements in academic performance

  • Improvements in social-emotional competence

  • Increased positive school climate and culture

How can parents be involved?

Parent support is important for the success of PBIS. Each building has a PBIS team which includes one or more parent representative. Parent are also encouraged to assist with PBIS events and fundraising. In addition, reinforcing the school-wide expectations at home helps students to be successful at school.

Like to learn more?

The following websites provide information on PBIS:




Get Involved

Learn more about how you can be part of your student’s PBIS experience by contacting:

Linda Blanch, District PBIS Coach


Sherrell Benton, Elementary Student Affairs Director


PBIS in Our Euclid

Early Learning Center 
"Please Stay Safe, Always be a friend, Work Smart-PAW"
Arbor Elementary School
"Respectful, Responsible, Ready to learn"
Bluestone Elementary School
"Respectful, Responsible, Ready to learn"
Chardon Hills Magnet School
"Respectful, Responsible, Ready to learn" 
Shoreview Elementary School
"Respectful, Responsible, Ready to learn"
Central Middle School
"Be Safe, Be Responsible, Be Respectful"
Euclid High School
"Be Respectful, Be Responsible, Have Integrity"
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