School Wide Positive Behavior Support is not just another school improvement initiative. It is a school-wide movement of positive interventions designed to improve the school climate. The PBSIS philosophy centers around the belief that by identifying, recognizing and rewarding positive behaviors, schools can change their culture, becoming more inclusive. Schools across the country have seen dramatic improvements in overall discipline and behavior problems as a result of implementing PBSIS programs.
New Jersey Positive Behavior Support in Schools (NJPBSIS) is a partnership between the New Jersey State Department of Education, Office of Special Education Program, State Improvement Grant and the Elizabeth M. Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities, Pediatrics Department at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. The goals of the NJPBSIS initiative is to increase the capacity of local school districts to develop programs and intervention strategies that reduce occurrences of discipline and behavior problems and subsequently increase student achievement and the inclusion of students with disabilities engaging in challenging behaviors within general education programs.
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