PBIS (Positive Behavioral Intervention & Supports)

At Harding, we have utilized a Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports plan for many years. In the past few school years, we have part with the Lebanon-Lancaster County IU-13 to become more detailed in our approach to best inform staff and help students.

We will provide behavioral instruction and reinforcement of expected behaviors with consequences as appropriate.  Our goal is to create a respectful, responsible, and safe school environment that develops student social and emotional skills which will help students move into adolescence and adulthood as contributing community members. 

Teachers handle the major portion of student discipline through their system of classroom management.  Teachers will refer a student for discipline when the situation is beyond their management.  Teachers and parents working together is the best way to improve student behavioral issues and build trusting relationships.

PBIS promotes the following:

  • Open communication between teachers and students.
  • Open communication between parents and teachers.
  • A cohesive set of expectations, reinforcement methods, and supports for student success that are integrated throughout the building.
  • Collaboration with school counselors, social workers and community liaisons.  An example of this may be referral to outside services such as family based counseling or behavioral health services.
  • Cooperation between district staff, students and families to collaboratively develop an educational and behavioral program that is supportive in providing students with a successful avenue from Kindergarten to graduation. 

Below is a matrix of desired behaviors for students throughout different areas of the school. Each year, at the beginning of the year and as needed, this information is explicitly taught to students.


PBIS Row 1  
 PBIS Row 2  
 PBIS Row 3  
 PBIS Row 4  

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