PBIS – Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports

Welcome to the USD 489 PBIS Page.

Handout – Oct 9 Presentation – Basics of Classroom Management using CHAMPS

Core Beliefs

  1. Staff behavior creates the climate of the school, and a positive, welcoming, and inviting climate should be intentionally created and continuously maintained.
  2. All student behaviors necessary for success need to be overtly and directly articulated and taught to mastery.
  3. All students should have equal access to good instruction and behavior support, regardless of their skills and backgrounds.
  4. Clarity of expectations and consistency of enforcement are essential for all common areas and school-wide policies.
  5. Punitive and corrective techniques are necessary, but they have significant limitations. Misbehavior represents a teaching opportunity.
  6. Everyone (even students who make poor choices) should be treated with respect.

From Safe and Civil Schools Foundations (Sprick, Booher, & Rich, 2014)


What is Foundations?

Foundations is a positive, proactive approach used to improve student behavior across all school settings. In USD 489, all four elementary schools, the middle school, and the high school have created a building level team, identified areas to improve, and have started implementing new policies and procedures. The goal is to create safe schools where all students interact respectfully and are engaged in their learning.

Core Beliefs Poster

STOIC Poster

Foundations and CHAMPS

CHAMPS and Discipline in the Secondary Classroom

What are CHAMPS and DSC?

CHAMPS is a positive, proactive approach used to improve student behavior in the classroom. CHAMPS is the common term used for the strategies used in the elementary grades, and Discipline in the Secondary Classroom (DSC) is used in the secondary grades. Both are centered around the STOIC, which represents the 5 areas that we can influence to prevent inappropriate behavior.

CHAMPS/DSC Weekly Tips

1 – The First Day

2 – The First Month

3 – Prep for Labor Day

4 – Relationships Matter

5 – Positive Feedback

6 – Ratios of Interactions  ROI Monitoring

7 – Active Supervision

8 – The 4 Toos of Correction

TIER II/III Interventions

PBIS World         Intervention Central 


SAFE Team Referral

SAFE Release of Information Form

HPMHC SAFE Team Release

Safe Team Brochure

SAFE Team Flow Chart 2.0

Trauma-Informed Schools

Values for a Trauma-Informed Care Culture in Your Classroom and School

Social Media/Videos

USD 489 PBIS Facebook – Like and Follow for Updates

 USD 489 YouTube – Like and Subscribe so you don’t miss a video

Contact Kyle Carlin (kcarlin@usd489.com) for assistance with any of these resources and for any questions about USD 489 PBIS.