Jacksonville School District No. 117 Behavioral Expectations of Students

To promote an orderly, safe, and appropriate learning environment for students and staff,
Jacksonville School District 117 uses the PBIS model. The Positive Behavior
Interventions and Supports (PBIS)
model is a proactive systems approach to establishing
the behavioral supports and social culture and needed for all students in a school to
achieve social, emotional, and academic success.

As a Response to Intervention model, PBIS applies a three-tiered system of support, and a
problem-solving process to enhance the capacity of schools to effectively educate all

Data-based decision-making aligns curricular instruction and behavioral supports to
student and staff needs. Schools applying PBIS begin by establishing clear expectations
for behavior that are taught, modeled, and reinforced across all settings and by all staff.
This provides a host environment that supports the adoption and sustained use of effective
academic and social/emotional instruction. PBIS has proven its effectiveness and
efficiency as an Evidence-Based Practice. (Sugai & Horner, 2007).

The principles and practices of PBIS are consistent with federal education mandates such
as the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) and the Individuals with Disabilities Education
Act of 2004 (IDEA 2004). PBIS integrates state school improvement initiatives including
Systems of Support, Standards Aligned Curriculum, and Response to Intervention to
assist schools in meeting Illinois' educational goals and mandates.

• Outcomes: academic and behavior targets that are endorsed and emphasized by students,
families, and educators.
• Practices: curricula, instruction, interventions, and strategies (which include long-term and
short-term acknowledgements) that are supported by evidence-based research.
• Data: information that is used to identify status, need for change, and effects of interventions.
• Systems: supports that are needed to enable the accurate and durable implementation of the
practices of PBIS.

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