The 2018-2019 school year marked the introduction of Positive Behavioral & Intervention Supports (PBIS) district wide to students and staff. Funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) and the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE), the Technical Assistance Center on PBIS supports schools, districts, and states to build systems capacity for implementing a multi-tiered approach to social, emotional and behavior support. The broad purpose of PBIS is to improve the effectiveness, efficiency and equity of schools and other agencies. PBIS improves social, emotional and academic outcomes for all students, including students with disabilities and students from underrepresented groups. (PBIS.org)
Students and staff gain enhanced social, emotional, and behavioral competence by using Washington-Nile’s PBIS Plan.
The high, middle, and elementary schools each have developed a PBIS matrix to promote positive behaviors throughout the school day . Matrices are displayed in the classrooms and common areas to encourage students and staff to practice the values and behaviors outlined in each matrix. PBIS pep rallies and other activities are held to reinforce expected behaviors and to acknowledge achievements of both students and staff in developing and maintaining positive behaviors and support throughout the district. (Matrices pictured on back cover page).