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Why PBIS at Sprague High School?

Since the late 1990’s at the University of Oregon, Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) has developed into a framework that can be used by a school to help improve the social and learning behaviors of students and decrease disruptions that interfere with instruction. School-wide PBIS is now implemented in thousands of schools across the country and hundreds of schools in Oregon. It is also being implemented in programs for students with severe emotional impairments and developmental disabilities, and juvenile facilities.

Schools are discovering that school-wide PBIS:

  • Increases academic achievement.
  • Decreases major discipline referrals.
  • Addresses the behavioral needs of all students with proven, easy to implement strategies.
  • Allows the school to create the “right fit” for them so that practices are appropriate to the context and sustainable over time.
  • Is doable and does not have to overwhelm staff given the limited time and resources that schools generally experience.
  • Is affordable.
  • Helps to create a positive school climate.
  • Results in increased time for instruction and fewer disciplinary incidents.


  • Created By Jay Conley -- 9/25/2018

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