School-wide Positive Behavior Interventions and Support
The school-wide PBIS (Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports) initiative is funded by the U.S. Department of Eduation's Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) and the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE). At Clairview School, the Harley Davidson Owners Groups (HOG) are proud sponsors of our PBIS program.
PBIS schools implement three tiers of interventions to reward positive behaviors, rather than punish "bad" behaviors.
Tier 1 supports are for all students. In Tier 1, school staff set expected behaviors, teach those behaviors, and observe and reward students who perform the desired behaviors. At Clairview, students earn WolfBucks that can be used to purchase books, snacks, toys, clothing, etc. at the Clairview Closet. Clairview’s school-wide expected behaviors are:
- Work hard
- Obey the rules
- Find fun in learning
Tier 2 designates targeted group support for some students. Interventions address a smaller number of students who have not responded to Tier 1 interventions. In order to provide the best possible services, staff may complete a Functional Behavior Assessment and work with the educational and therapeutic team to develop a Positive Behavior Support Plan.
Tier 3 interventions provide individualized support to those students who have not responded to Tier 1 or Tier 2 strategies. These students may exhibit dangerous, frequent, or extremely disruptive behaviors. In Tier 3, the student’s team will implement intensive evidence-based interventions.
Clairview School staff annually attend the Pennsylvania Positive Behavior Support Network (PAPBS Network) conference in Hershey, PA.
The PBIS website www.pbis.org offers videos, articles, resource lists, policies, and training opportunities.