How to get Started

Interested in implementing PBiS for your school? Congratulations! You’re at the beginning of a great decision. The first step to beginning the PBiS process is administrator commitment. Interested administrators can get a first look at PBiS at Administrator Days in August. More in depth information is available at the Administrator Academy Training in October/November in sites across the state. Detailed information can be seen in the document below.

PBiS Administrators’ Academy (pdf)

The next step is to build staff knowledge and support. Once staff commitment reaches 80% or above, the application may be completed and submitted for PBiS Level I training. Schools who are accepted and attend Level I training spend a minimum of two years building the school-wide PBiS process. Schools at Level I commit to covering specific costs for training and support.

PBiS I Readiness Checklist (pdf)

Anne Oeth | (402) 471-2744
Nebraska Department of Education
301 Centennial Mall South
Lincoln, NE 68509-4987


PBiS Program Information

Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBiS) is an evidence based, data-informed process that works to increase student achievement, school attendance, and academic success while decreasing challenging student behaviors. Using a systemic approach that includes all students, staff, parents, and settings, PBiS creates safer and more effective schools. PBiS has met with resounding success nationwide and in Nebraska

What is PBiS?

PBiS is a behavior based and research validated process that increases the capacity of schools, families, and communities to develop preventive, proactive, positive evironments. The process focuses on building school-wide, classroom and individual systems of support general enough to assist all students, but focused enough to provide students at risk individual help.

Expected behaviors are defined, taught, and randomly reinforced; desired behaviors increase and unwanted behaviors diminish.

NPBiS Brochure (pdf) – Includes diagram of the PBiS Model for Success.
Network Schools Map (pdf)

PBiS Expectations for Success

When PBiS is implemented with fidelity, schools experience increased time for instruction, greater academic success, and more positive student behaviors. Successful Nebraska PBiS (NPBiS) schools begin implementing the process by:

  • Selecting a leadership team that meets monthly to develop and guide the PBiS process with input from all staff
  • Engaging the entire school staff in teaching, practicing, reviewing, and reinforcing student expectations
  • Completing all program documentation (listed in the PBiS Expectations document to the right)
  • Attending PBiS related professional development training and events

Anne Oeth | (402) 471-2744
Nebraska Department of Education
301 Centennial Mall South
Lincoln, NE 68509-4987


Nebraska Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support

“Whole school approaches like PBiS can change the climate of the a school building. When implemented with fidelity, PBiS creates an orderly, positive and well managed environment and reduces the likeliness that the problems characteristically presented by at-risk students will escalate out of control.” ––Jeff Sprague, Institute on Violence and Destructive Behavior

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Program Information

Our goal is to encourage and improve academic success in all children by creating safe and positive learning environments. Positive Behavioral…. LEARN MORE

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Interested in implementing PBiS for your school? Congratulations! You’re at the beginning of a great decision. PBiS is proven to increase …. LEARN MORE


NPBiS provides all the relevant documents that will help you learn more about the PBiS program and its implementation. LEARN MORE

Why PBiS?

  • Benefits all students, and is not limited to any particular group
  • Is based on effective behavioral practices, instructional design, and strategies
  • Approached behavior in a proactive way by teaching appropriate behaviors
  • Fosters positive adult-to-student relationships
  • Supports the local school continuous improvement process

2017 Network Schools

Anne Oeth | (402) 471-2744
Nebraska Department of Education
301 Centennial Mall South
Lincoln, NE 68509-4987

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