Positive Behavior Instructional Systems
PBIS (Positive Behavior Instructional Systems) is a behavior system being implemented in all district schools. It uses a systems approach for establishing the social culture and individualized behavioral supports needed for schools to provide effective learning environments for all students. The Cumberland teachers and staff began by agreeing on three specific (overarching) rules for the school: be respectful, be responsible, and make good choices every day. All other school rules fall under these three overarching rules. We believe in restorative practices and in progressive discipline to support student behavior.
By increasing the number of Positive Interactions between staff and students we are improving the school climate. The ultimate goal of PBIS is:
Increased Structure = Decreased Chaos = Fewer Problems
Sing to the tune of "My Darling Clementine"
Be Respectful ,
Be Responsible ,
Make good choices every day.
In the classroom,
In the hallway,
Where we eat
And where we play.