Columbia School District
PAWS: Practice Respect, Act Responsibly, Work Together, Safety Matters
Horace W. Porter School uses a system of positive behavioral interventions and supports (PBIS) to encourage, teach, practice and model appropriate, respectful and responsible student behavior. We have four core behavioral expectations for students: Practice Respect, Act Responsibly, Work Together, Safety Matters (PAWS).
PBIS is a framework for administrators, staff and parents to follow. It will take 3–5 years to develop and implement throughout the school, including classrooms, cafeteria, recess and buses.
The goal of PBIS is to create a safe and positive school climate where children can learn and grow academically, socially, behaviorally and emotionally.
School-wide PBIS supports all students by clarifying our behavioral expectations, explicitly teaching and modeling these expectations, developing individualized plans for specific students and recognizing when students demonstrate positive behaviors.
PBIS focuses on the development and implementation of proactive procedures, practices and strategies to prevent problem behavior with the focus being on positive support.
PBIS helps to guide schools as they respond to discipline issues.
PBIS Team Members
Grades 5–8 Visual Arts, Arts Integration Teacher
Reading Intervention/Coach-PBIS Coach
Grades PK–8 Special Education Teacher
Grade 2 Teacher
Grades 5-8 School Counselor
Mental Health Counselor
Spanish Teacher/PBIS Coach
PBIS Consultant- UMass Amherst
We Practice Respect
We Act Responsibly
We Work Together
We are Proud Panthers !