Four SWSD Schools Awarded the PBIS Coalition Award

South Whittier School District has four elementary schools being recognized with the California PBIS Coalition Award.


Carmela Elementary, Lake Marie Elementary, and Loma Vista Elementary all received a Silver Medal award and Los Altos Elementary received a Bronze Medal award. These schools have been honored for implementing PBIS with fidelity to the national framework. 


PBIS stands for Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports. There are three tiers in PBIS. Tier 1 is universal interventions that is given to all students. Tier 2 is target interventions for students needing additional social, emotional, and behavioral support. Lastly, tier 3 develops individualized interventions for students and parents needing additional social, emotion, and behavioral support. 


In addition to these three tiers of support, PBIS consists of four elements. These elements include data for decision making, measurable outcomes supported and evaluated by data, practices with evidence that these outcomes are achievable, and systems that efficiently and effectively support implementation of these practices. 


"We are so proud of our four schools that have been recognized for their outstanding implementation of PBIS,” South Whittier Superintendent Dr. Gary Gonzales shared. 


“SWSD is committed to providing the optimal academic environment where students are happier, which leads to increased student learning. PBIS has helped us improve school culture and climate and our students are thriving because of it."  



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