Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports (PBIS)

 We are a caring community of learners that make good decisions, solve problems, and show respect to create a safe learning environment.

At Finley we value the teaching of good citizenship. We emphasize positive behavioral expectations. We believe parents, teachers, and community members must work together to teach children positive behaviors that promote success.

We have developed the following policy in the best interest of our students based on a research-based program called PBIS. “School-wide Positive Behavior Interventions and Support (SWPBIS) is a framework or approach comprising intervention practices and organizational systems for establishing the social culture, learning and teaching environment, and individual behavior supports needed to achieve academic and social success for all students.”…”More importantly, SWPBIS is not a curriculum, intervention, or practice, but is a decision making framework that guides selection, integration, and implementation of the best evidence-based academic and behavioral practices for improving important academic and behavior outcomes for all students.” (PBIS/CalTAC Team Member Workbook, 2010).

We believe that for students to have a meaningful and successful year the partnership of school staff, parents, and students plays an integral role. To achieve this, we have created a set of positive behavioral expectations known as the “3A Eagle Way,” which are based on the core values of respect, responsibility, and safety. Our school standards have been established by the California State Legislature, the Westminster School District, and the students, staff, and parents of Finley Elementary School.

Positive Behavioral Expectations

Students, Staff, and Families

Follow the 3A Eagle Way

1. Act Respectfully
2. Act Responsibly
3. Act Safely

(Please see matrices for Positive Behavioral Expectations on the following pages.)