Forest Park Schools utilizes Positive Behavior Interventions & Supports (PBIS). PBIS is a proactive systems approach to establishing the behavioral supports and social culture and needed for all students in a school to achieve social, emotional and academic success. Data-based decision-making aligns curricular instruction and behavioral supports to student and staff needs. PBIS focuses on preventing inappropriate behavior.
Schools applying PBIS begin by establishing clear expectations for behavior that are taught, modeled and reinforced across all settings and by all staff. Forest Park Schools expectations for all schools district-wide are the 3 "Be's"; Be Responsible, Be Respectful and Be Safe. This provides an environment that supports the adoption and sustained use of effective academic and social/emotional instruction. PBIS has proven its effectiveness and efficiency as an Evidence-Based Practive (Sugai & Horner, 2007). While PBIS focused on teaching, supporting and reinforcing positive behaviors, there are consequences for inappropriate behaviors. The Code of Conduct can be found here.