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Austintown Intermediate PBIS


AIS PBIS Mission Statement

“The mission of the Austintown Intermediate PBIS Team is to create and maintain an effective learning environment by establishing behavioral supports and a positive school climate. For all students in our school to achieve social, emotional, and academic success.”


What is PBIS?

  • PBIS is a schoolwide systematic approach to improve school climate and culture to achieve improved academic and social outcomes and increase learning for all students.

  • The PBIS framework provides a continuum of behavioral intervention supports based on a three-tiered model or multi-tiered system of support (MTSS). PBIS teams are trained to positively impact behavior at three tiers (

    • Tier I: Primary (whole school) 

    • Tier II: Secondary (individual child or groups of at-risk children) 

    • Tier III: Tertiary (children with complex needs and behaviors that severely impact others in the school community) 


Why have a PBIS framework?

  • House Bill 318 revised Ohio Revised Code 3319.46 and requires each school district to implement a PBIS framework for all of schools in the district. 

  • Trauma-Informed Schools Act of 2019


Common Expectations & PBIS Lesson Plans

AIS implements and utilizes the behavior expectations and PBIS lessons from Leader in Me (LiM).  Leader in Me is “an evidence-based, comprehensive-school improvement model-developed in partnership with educators- that empowers students with the leadership and life skills they need to strive in the 21st century (”  This model is based on See, Do, Get; once you See things differently, it impacts what you Do and the outcomes you Get.

7 Healthy Habits

  1. Be Proactive

  2. Begin With the End in Mind

  3. Put First Things First

  4. Think WIn-Win

  5. Seek First to Understand, then to be Understood

  6. Synergize   

  7. Sharpen the Saw          

Behavior Expectations        

Having common expectations throughout the school creates transparency with our staff and students. Students are aware of what is expected of them using the first 5 Healthy Habits. In classrooms, students collaborate with teachers to develop classroom expectations aligning to the first 5 Healthy Habits. Please see our Behavior Matrix.