What is PBIS? 
Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports (PBIS) is a process schools use to create a consistent approach for teaching and supporting positive behavior. PBIS is designed for all students and is applied in all areas of the school including the classroom, hallway, lunchroom, restroom and recreation spaces. PBIS helps to prevent or reduce challenging and unsafe behaviors that can lead to the emergency use of restraint and seclusion. The PBIS framework includes the above practices. 

As of September 2021, Ohio law requires school districts to provide yearly notice to parents about their procedures related to the requirements of positive behavior intervention and supports (PBIS) and the emergency use of physical restraint and seclusion, including the local complaint process. 

The purpose of this law is for Ohio school districts to provide behavior supports and training to reduce and eliminate the need for emergency physical restraint and seclusion. 

The law requires that Ohio school districts:
• Implement PBIS in all (K-12) schools across the district.
• Provide student personnel with professional development about PBIS.
• Deliver specific training on ways to prevent the use of restraint and seclusion and safe restraint and seclusion practices when needed for emergencies.

Learn more about PBIS :
DOWNLOAD Restraint and Seclusion, Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports (PBIS) in Ohio Schools: What Parents Need to Know

Read the complete text of district policy (po5630.01) online.