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Keep It RED

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.

  • Attend Parent University events.
  • 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.                            

  • Attend or help plan our Grant Gala                                        
  • Attend School Board meetings                                                                                             
  • Nominate an outstanding teacher using our nomination form
  • Stay up to date with PBIS by following our Twitter page
  • Support all of our Bulldogs at athletic events or activity competitions

If you would like to learn more or get involved, please contact:
Mr. Ryan Geist, Assistant Principal
Phone: (847) 973-3432

2023-24 PBIS Tiered Fidelity Inventory (TFI)

Grant Community High School has been implementing Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) for a few years. In order to ensure fidelity of implementation of the core features of PBIS, the Leadership Team utilizes the TFI as recommended by Midwest PBIS. This instrument provides a valid, reliable, and efficient measure of the extent to which our school personnel are applying the core features of school-wide positive behavioral interventions and supports.  Our efforts have been focused on implementing the Tier I structure to build a strong foundation for success for all students.

GCHS PBIS TFI Graph 2023-2024

As one can see from the graph, Grant Community High School has shown significant progress in the implementation of PBIS at Tier 1 over the past three academic years. The data indicates a consistent improvement in Tier 1 implementation fidelity. 

More specifically, in the 2021-22 academic year, the Tier 1 implementation fidelity was at 83%, reflecting a strong foundation for PBIS practices at the school. By the 2022-23 academic year, the Tier 1 implementation fidelity increased to 90%, demonstrating a notable advancement in the school's commitment to PBIS principles and strategies. Finally, the most recent data for the 2023-24 academic year shows a substantial rise in Tier 1 implementation fidelity to 97%, indicating a high level of adherence to PBIS practices and a strong culture of positive behavior support at Grant Community High School. 

Overall, the progression in Tier 1 implementation fidelity reflects the school's dedication to effectively implementing PBIS, creating a positive and supportive school environment, and fostering the well-being and success of all students. 

 Our PBIS Team has been able to implement various school-wide activities aiming to assist our students with Keeping It RED. Additionally this year, the PBIS Team has started to work on integrating equity and cultural responsiveness into the PBIS framework (e.g., Keep It Red school-wide behavioral matrix) to ensure that the system is inclusive and responsive to the diverse needs of all students. Our next step is to organize various existing Tier 2 programs and supports into a coherent and efficient Tier 2 structure.  

If you have any questions about the PBIS implementation or fidelity results, please contact the PBIS Leadership Team: