School-wide Positive Behavior Support (SwPBS)

SwPBS is a broad range of systemic and individualized strategies for achieving

important social and learning outcomes while preventing problem behavior

OSEP Center on PBIS

School-wide Positive Behavior Support Showcase

May 15, 2014 – 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Safe Schools Institute – Boca Raton, FL


Essential Components of SwPBS:


  • Administrator support, participation, and leadership
  • Common purpose and approach to discipline
  • Define positive expectations (for all students & staff)
  • Procedures for teaching expected behaviors
  • Continuum of procedures for encouraging expectations
  • Continuum of procedures for discouraging inappropriate behavior
  • Procedures for ongoing monitoring and evaluating effectiveness of the SwPBS system

Principles That Guide SwPBS

  • Focus of discipline is on academic & behavior success
  • Is for all students, all staff, and all settings
  • Emphasizes prevention
  • Uses research-validated practices
  • Is coordinated by an SwPBS team
  • Emphasizes an instructional approach
  • Uses data to guide decisions

THE KEY:  Behavior is functionally related to the teaching environment.




For more information about School-wide Positive Behavior Support (SwPBS) in the School District of Palm Beach County, click on the links below.

School-wide Positive Behavior Support General Information  

School-wide Positive Behavior Support in SDPBC Schools



Contact Information:

June Z. Eassa, Ed.S.


561-366-6980 (PX76980)

561-434-8881 (PX48881)