Prevention - Expected behaviors are established, taught, modeled, and acknowledged in a systematic way throughout the school.

Response – The response to unexpected behavior is organized & systematic. Considerable thought and effort goes into getting the entire school community on the same page with respect to common definitions of, and the most effective response to problem behaviors.

Data -Driven – Discipline data is collected school -wide. The data provides guidance for understanding when and where problem behavior is more likely to occur. Strategies to address behaviors in these situations are developed, and the data then provides evidence for whether the strategy is working.

Process – PBIS is not a curriculum or a prepackaged program. Rather it is a framework that guides the school through the unique culture, climate, and behavioral issues within each school.