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What is PBIS?

The Black River Schools have implemented Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports as part of a state initiative by the Ohio Department of Education (ODE). In 2013 ODE adopted a policy on PBIS and schools are now required to implement a PBIS system of supports. PBIS focuses on creating and sustaining school-wide, classroom and individual systems of support that improve the educational environment for all children. Our aim is to explicitly teach behavioral expectations and then recognize the positive behaviors shown by students.

By implementing PBIS, we hope to reduce school and classroom behavior disruptions and educate all students about acceptable school behaviors. Our PBIS implementation plan includes clearly defined outcomes, research-validated practices, supportive administrative systems and information for problem solving behaviors.

All BRMS staff members will establish regular, predictable, positive learning and teaching environments. The staff members will serve as positive role models to students as they teach expected school behaviors. Our school has a system in place for recognizing and rewarding expected behaviors. By improving the school environment, we hope to increase learning time and promote academic and social success for every student. 

All schools are focusing on the following theme:

We Are B.R.

Be Responsible
Be Respectful
Be Resourceful
Be Ready
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