PBIS/MTSS at Genoa-Kingston High School
What is PBIS?
PBIS deals with interventions for student’s behaviors. PBIS works with the schools to promote positive behaviors within the school using a matrix of desired behaviors. PBIS fits within the MTSS umbrella.
What is MTSS?
MTSS is Multi-Tiered Systems of Support and acts as an umbrella for multiple interventions for students. These supports can range from behavioral, academic, attendance, and/or social emotional interventions. The idea is more of an all-inclusive method to supporting students in all aspects of their education.
How does PBIS/MTSS impact students at GKHS?
ESSA- Every Student Succeeds Act- This federal mandate requires a framework for addressing students’ academic, behavioral and social emotional needs.
- MTSS provides a data-driven framework that helps to identify student needs early on
- Improve academic outcomes for students
- Improve school climate and safety
- Improve communication among staff in order to support students
- Support students’ mental health needs
- Use data to drive instructional decisions
- Eliminates a ‘wait to fail’ situation- students needs can be identified before failure takes over
- Provide a systematic approach to supporting all students social-emotional well-being as well as supporting specific students’ needs
- Reduce behavior incidents
- Reduce inappropriate referrals to Special Education
- Improve graduation rates
- Increase parental support and communication
PBIS Mission Statement
The purpose of implementing Positive Behavior Supports and Interventions at Genoa-Kingston High School is to create a sense of community through a positive environment in which all members are actively contributing.
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