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General Information

Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is an evidence-based, data-driven framework proven to reduce disciplinary incidents, increase a school’s sense of safety, improve school climate, and support improved academic outcomes for all students.

Some of the critical elements of PBIS are:


  • PBIS Leadership Team that guides the implementation
  • A Statement of purpose
  • Three to five school-wide positive behavioral expectations
  • Procedures for teaching the expectations, including a behavioral matrix explaining how those expectations will look in the school
  • Lesson plans that incorporate the behavioral expectations
  • Acknowledgement system that recognizes students using expected behavior – both within and outside the classroom
  • Flowchart of detailed procedures showing how to handle student misbehaviors school-wide – both within and outside the classroom
  • Data-based system for monitoring implementation, fidelity, and outcomes


Documents and Resources

Evidence-Based Classroom Strategies for Teachers
Georgia Map of Active PBIS Districts 2017-2018
Georgia PBIS Levels of School Recognition Sept 2018
What is PBIS?
Ga DOE Strategic Plan
PBIS World
Find My School's Suspension Rate
April 16, 2014 "Be There" Report on PBIS in Columbus, GA
GA Department of Education PBIS Webpage
National PBIS Website

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the long and short term goals for PBIS in Muscogee County School District?

District Goals:

3 Years (2019-2020)
  • Increase the number of schools trained in Tier 1 PBIS to 85% of the schools in our district
  • At least 16 schools achieve "operational" level
  • At least 24 schools achieve "emerging" level
  • Align district discipline policies and interventions to PBIS principles
  • Decrease discipline referrals in emerging & operational schools by 30%

5 Years (2021-2022)
  • Increase the number of schools trained in Tier 1 PBIS to 100% of the schools in our district
  • At least 26 schools achieve "operational" level
  • At least 30 schools achieve "emerging" level
  • Align district discipline policies and interventions to PBIS principles
  • Decrease discipline referrals in emerging & operational schools by 30%
  • Become nationally recognized as a PBIS district

Contact Information

Dr. Kenya Gilmore Director of Project AWARE & PBIS

706-748-3292