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Positive Behavior Support

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School-wide Positive Behavior Support (SWPBS) is a systems approach to establishing the whole-school social culture and intensive individual behavior supports needed for school to achieve social and academic gains while minimizing problem behavior for all students. SWPBS is NOT a specific curriuculum, intervention or practice, but a decision making framework that guides selection, integration and implementation of scientifically-based academic and behavioral practices for improving academic and behavior outcomes for all students. A central feature of SWPBS is implementation of behavioral practices throughout the entire school. SWPBS defines practices that all students experience in all parts of the school and at all times of day.

  • Fewer behavior problems
  • Improved school climate
  • Reduction in discipline referrals
  •   i.e.—Every faculty and staff member will have a protocol to follow.
  • Safer schools
  • More time spend on instruction and less on discipline

MO SW-PBS Mission 

The mission of Missouri Schoolwide Positive Behavior Support (MO SW-PBS) is to assist schools and districts in establishing and maintaining school environments where the social culture and behavioral supports needed to be an effective learning environment is in place for all students.

Gator Expectations

The power of PBS at Union Chapel is that we have building wide expectations for all areas of the building. The expectations are called Gator Expectations and focus on three key behaviors:

  • Own our Actions
  • Respond Respectfully and
  • Stay Safe

When students show Gator Expectations they are honored with a building wide currency (Gator Gold) which they can exchange for menu items. Students respond well to PBS and desire to showcase behavior that supports the overall mission of the building.

Gators always try our best to. . .

Gator Pledge

We say the Gator Pledge on a daily basis to remind our community of the three focus areas.

The Gator Pledge is:

    Try our best to 
    Own our actions, 
    Respond respectfully and 
    Stay safe.