Office of Behavior Supports and Interventions
Grady Caldwell Director
The Office of Behavior Supports and Interventions works collaboratively within the Student Services department and across divisions to provide support and deliver services and programs that create positive learning environments and improve learning outcomes for all students.
Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS)Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) provide an operational framework for achieving a positive school culture and classroom learning environment. Implementing evidenced-based instructional best practices, preventative strategies and interventions allow our schools to support the whole student and address both academic and non-academic needs. With the goal of improving student behavior and academic outcomes, the PBIS framework allows our schools to strategically address and proactively teach behavior expectations as well as provide appropriate tiered intervention supports as needed. Improving students' academic and behavior outcomes is the goal, therefore implementing PBIS with fidelity is essential to ensuring all students have access to the most effective instructional and behavioral practices and high-quality interventions. In addition, to fostering positive and productive learning environments, the PBIS framework adds structure and practical strategies to the supportive community caring for our students as they navigate the challenges of academic rigor, peer, and life situations.
Restorative practices promote a positive and safe school environment. Students and all members of the school community learn and practice self-discipline, empathy, and accountability with strategies that promote trust, inclusiveness, positive relationships, and problem-solving skills. Restorative practices are leveraged through methods such as circles, a practice that allows all parties of an incident to be heard and to process consequences of actions, conflict resolution and reflective conferences and conversations aimed at helping students become more self-awareness and personally responsible. Restorative practices allow individuals to take full responsibility for their behavior by supporting their understanding and acknowledgement of the impact their behavior on others, how to work towards repairing relationships, rebuilding trust, and making more responsible decisions in the future. Restorative practices and SEL strategies work within the PBIS framework to wholistically teach and address behavior expectations and provide appropriate tired interventions.