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David Ziskin

Superintendent of Schools

25 High Street

Fort Plain, NY 13339





Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports

 PBIS is a proactive approach to teaching all children what behaviors are expected and to acknowledge student’s success. PBIS is a proactive way to support all children, youth and their families based on their strengths and needs.
PBIS is a collaboration of: NYS Education Department - Office of Vocational and Educational Services for Individuals with Disabilities; NYS Education Department - Office of Elementary, Middle, Secondary, and Continuing Education; and New York State Office of Mental Health, and Families Together in NYS, Inc.

PBIS programs include:

  •   Universal Interventions (Universal): All children learn behavioral expectations.

  • Specialized Group Interventions (Targeted): Additional support for children who need it with involvement from their families.

  • Specialized Individual Interventions (Intensive): Teams created by and for the family with assistance from school to meet their needs.

Behavioral Response to Intervention (RTI)

Tiered Model of Behavioral Supports

Tier III: Intensive Intervention. For students who did not respond sufficiently toTier I or II interventions and require further, significant behavioral supports and intervention

Tier II: Targeted Intervention. For students who require additional intervention beyond Tier I supports to foster the development of appropriate, prosocial behaviors

Tier I: Universal Supports. For all students to encourage prosocial behaviors

Behavioral performance and data are tracked at all tier levels, with incidents of concern entered into the school’s electronic monitoring system. Students may be referred for Tier II intervention based on behavioral data and following the implementation of Tier I behavioral supports. The Behavioral RTI Team meets to discuss student referrals and to work with teachers to plan behavioral strategies and interventions, as well as to monitor the progress of interventions. If inadequate progress is indicated following the implementation of Tier II interventions, Tier III interventions are initiated.

RTI programs include:

  • Tier I: Positive behavioral supports (e.g., reinforcers, praise, raffle tickets, special jobs); clear presentation and posting of behavioral expectations; classroom behavior management plans

  • Tier II: Targeted behavioral interventions utilizing positive reinforcers for desired behaviors and consequences for undesired behaviors; group counseling (e.g., social skills group); push-in supports with teaching and modeling of appropriate behaviors

  • Tier III: Comprehensive Functional Behavioral Assessment (FBA), individualized Behavior Intervention Plan (BIP) utilizing positive reinforcers for desired behaviors and consequences for undesired behaviors; individual or group counseling; potential referral to CSE