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Many kids struggle with behavior in school. When schools react only with punishment, students don’t learn the skills they need to improve. That’s where positive behavioral interventions and supports (PBIS) comes in. 

PBIS is a proactive approach schools use to improve school safety and promote positive behavior. The focus of PBIS is prevention, not punishment.

With PBIS, schools teach students positive behavior strategies just as they would teach about any other subject.

PBIS recognizes that students can only meet behavior expectations if they know what the expectations are. Everyone learns what’s considered appropriate behavior. And they use a common language to talk about it. Throughout the school day — in class, at lunch, and on the bus — students understand what’s expected of them.

The Universal Expectations at Taft are: Be Respectful, Be Responsible, and Be Safe!

Here is the schoolwide behavior matrix we follow at Taft!

Taft PBIS Behavior Matrix 1

Taft PBIS Behavior Matrix 2