• Madison is a PBIS School 

    What is PBIS? 

    PBIS stands for Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports.  It is a school-wide systems approach aimed at enhancing and improving the social and productive skills of students and minimizing problematic behavior.  This is accomplished by establishing school-wide expectations for behavior, providing direct teaching and re-teaching of expectations, recognizing positively student achievement of expectations, and intervening with support when expectations are not met. PBIS is a proactive, team-based, data driven system of instruction, supports, and interventions that positively impacts school-wide and individual student behavior.  PBIS provides a multi-tiered system of supports to address the behavioral needs of students in the Response to Intervention Framework. 

    Why PBIS? 

    Proactively introducing, modeling, and reinforcing positive social behavior is more effective in increasing that behavior and decreasing misbehavior.  Positive social behavior is essential to a student’s success, not just in school, but in life. The purpose of school wide PBIS is to establish a school culture in which positive behavior is the norm. 


    At Madison, we use the acronym P.A.C.K to teach behavior expectations. 


    A—Act Safely 

    C—Care About Others 

    K—Keep Focused 


    Here is a chart of the behavior expectations in various parts of our school:

    PACK Matrix

    PBIS Matrices

    If you want to learn more about using PBIS at home, a brochure was created for parents by PBIS and the Center for Parent Information and Resources: SUPPORTING FAMILIES WITH PBIS AT HOME