Every building in the Euclid City School District has received Ohio State Recognition for its implementation of Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS).
PBIS is a research-based framework used by our schools to improve school safety and promote positive behavior. It consists of 3 tiers which provide students with the support they need to be successful.
Tier 1 is a school-wide system for all students. Behavior expectations and classroom routines are taught and reviewed regularly, and school staff recognize and praise students for following expectations. Recognition includes special events, visits to the school store and/or student/staff sports competitions.
Tier II provides additional support for students who continue to struggle with behavior. These students may be assigned an adult mentor or may be included in a small group to practice social skills. The acquisition of skills is carefully monitored and data are examined to determine when students will be included, or graduated from, an intervention.
Tier III is the most intensive level of support and is provided for students who need individualized services because of on-going behavior challenges.
Studies show that PBIS improves schools in many ways, including:
Reduction in the number of suspensions
Increased instructional time
Improved school safety
Increased student engagement
Improved test scores.
If you would like more information about PBIS in the Euclid City Schools, please contact Linda Blanch, PBIS Coach. She can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 216-261-2900, ext. 6952.