ER Elementary School students are well on their way to becoming model citizens, thanks to the implementation of the PBIS (Positive Behavioral Intervention and Support) system. The teacher and administrator PBIS committee was formed six years ago to help facilitate the system of positive-behavior supports that acknowledge students for following three basic rules: Be safe, Be responsible, and Be respectful.

The PBIS committee was involved in two years of training. During this time, the committee worked with teachers and students to determine the best way to accomplish a positive atmosphere. A school matrix was developed targeting six different areas of concern: ClassroomCafeteria, Restroom, Hallway, Sidewalk, and Playground. Be safe, Be responsible, and Be respectful were agreed upon to be the main focus of behavior in each area.

Students who follow school rules are acknowledged by teachers and staff with "Bee Bucks." Those who earn the required number of Bee Bucks use their "Bucks" to purchase incentives. Incentives range from purchasing pencils to bookmarks to the privilege of leading the class line to lunch! Students are then recognized during weekly school-wide assemblies. 

The PBIS committee has seen a positive change in behavior and attitude among students over the span of the program, now in its fourth year. The system has 100% buy-in by all parties and is using data to determine how to improve the program. The collected data helps the committee to target the 5%-15% of students who need a little extra positive motivation and strategies. The data also helps the committee determine monthly target areas and implementation of positive school wide activities.

On this page, you will find PBIS materials that are used within our school. The materials include lessons, videos, our school matrix, monthly incentives, PBIS handbook, and various pictures of PBIS-related activities. This site will be updated often to keep school and community members informed of the positive activities occurring within the school.

"We like to 'catch' students following the rules, and we want to show them we notice."