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PBIS

Positive Behavior Intervention Support

PBIS is a proactive approach to increasing positive student behavior through direct instruction. In every NTPS school, staff teach behavior expectations to students framed around social traits such as responsibility and respect, and students receive positive recognition for following these expectations. Those who have difficulty with learning behavior expectations are provided additional instruction in small groups or one-on-one.

PBIS is a key part of our Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS) that ensures all NTPS students have access to not only academic support but behavior support, including social skills training, problem-solving, and conflict resolution. MTSS aims to intervene early and prevent academic failure and encourage students to succeed.

Program Contacts

Leslie VanLeishout
Director of Student Support
lvanleishout@nthurston.k12.wa.us

Joni Johnson
PBIS/Student Support Specialist
jjohnson@nthurston.k12.wa.us

NTPS Student Support Department