By Nick Sestanovich
Now that the Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports PBIS) system is in place at all seven of Benicia Unified School District’s sites, Special Services Director Dr. Carolyn Patton will be providing an update at Thursday’s Governing Board meeting.
According to a Power Point by Patton, PBIS is a framework aimed at helping schools organize and implement evidence-based behavioral interventions and using data for making decisions, all while supporting the academic and social successes of all students. The first school in the district to adopt this system was Robert Semple Elementary School in the 2015-16 school year. Within the next year, it spread to Liberty High School and Benicia Middle School and is now being practiced at all seven schools.