Positive Behavior Support

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The Positive Behavior Support: A Multi-Tiered Support System (PBS: MTSS) process is a team-based approach that relies on a strong collaboration between families and professionals from a variety of disciplines regardless of the level implemented.

PBS provides a positive and effective alternative to the traditional methods of discipline. PBS methods are research-based and proven to significantly reduce the occurrence of problem behaviors in the school, resulting in a more positive school climate and increased academic performance. PBS is consistent with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, which advocates the use of positive behavior interventions and school-based disciplinary strategies that reduce or eliminate the need to use suspension and expulsion as disciplinary options.

Staff from every Seminole County public school are trained and implement the PBS:MTSS project in their school. PBS:MTSS is the "umbrella" project for all other prevention initiatives implemented in the school district.