• What is PBIS?

    Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is a proactive system approach to help parents and school staff create and maintain a safe, supportive, learning environment, promote positive life skills, and reduce negative behaviors so that all children can succeed in school.

    How does PBIS Work?  

    PBIS focuses on both individual behavior and environmental factors and has proven more effective than punitive discipline strategies, such as suspension and expulsion. PBIS programs can address issues such as bullying prevention, social skills development, resiliency building, and discipline strategies.

    How Can I Help?

    Parent involvement in all aspects of their child’s educational planning is often the key to the success of the child. When parents are actively involved in the educational activities of their children, the children are more successful in school. This is particularly true when there are behavioral concerns. Parent communication with the school and participation in school activities can provide academic and behavioral support as well as help develop a healthy school climate.

    How Can Parents Help?

    • Work to develop a positive school climate.

    • Participate on the leadership team.

    • Help teach your children the importance of school-wide expectations at home, at school, and in the community.

    • Volunteer in school activities.

    • Support with teaching of and reinforcement of expectation in home and community settings.

    • Help with school efforts to advertise the program to the community.

    • Work to gather community resources (earn funds, canvas local merchants for participation) for creating and maintaining the program.

    • Take part in the instruction and reinforcement systems if our child is part of a classroom or individual intervention program.

    • Celebrate your child’s successes.


    If you would like to learn more or get involved, please contact:

    Mr. Ryan Geist, Assistant Principal

    Phone: (847) 973-3432

    Email: rgeist@grantbulldogs.org

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