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Welcome! Just what is PBIS?


PBIS is a decision-making framework that guides selection, integration, and implementation of the best evidence-based academic and behavioral practices for improving academic and behavioral outcomes for all children. It is a three-tiered model which follows the public health approach to prevention by providing more intensive supports for children not responding adequately to a universal system of support. PBIS provides systems for schools to design, implement, and evaluate effective school wide, classroom, non-classroom, and children-specific discipline plans. There are more than 10,000 schools in at least 44 states across the U.S. implementing universal school wide PBIS.



School Wide Information System (SWIS)


Syntiro can offer SWIS (School Wide Information System) facilitating! Contact Syntiro for a licensed SWIS Facilitator!



The most amazing site for PBIS !


School-wide Positive Behavior Support: Reaching All Students (video)

This 30 minute video with George Sugai is a great introduction to the thinking and research behind School-wide Positive Behavior Supports and how your school environment is connected to maximized academic engagement and achievement.




Find out more about the Maine POP/PBIS grant, including the Executive Summary, brochure, and schools served on our Resources page ME POP/PBIS section.


PBIS Impact Sheet


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Maine PBIS Impact Sheet



Project Resource:
Therese Bernier Burns, Syntiro, or
(207) 242-6936

Aroostook County:

Dave Ouellette, CACE, or (207) 768-9590

Washington County:

Leigh Alley, WCC,

or (207) 255-1440

Northern Penobscot County:

Ann Davis, NWP, or (207) 764-3511

Southern Penobscot County:

Owen Maurais, PREP, or (207) 581-3651

Piscataquis, Hancock, Somerset or Waldo Counties:

Laurie Brophy, TR CDS or (207) 404-5020 

Maine coast from the Belfast/Searsport area south as far as West Bath plus the islands of Islesboro, North Haven and Vinalhaven:

Christine Anderson Moorehouse, MR PDC or (207) 542-0454

Union 76 and 93; RSU 24 and 25:

Susan Smith, DEEP or (207) 460-8222


Upcoming Events

Maine PBIS Summit

Summer PBIS Summit is featured on Channel 7!


Photo of High School students

Jim Artesani & Sharon Lampros' comments made it into the article!
Read the Channel 7 news article here>>


Ellsworth High School PBIS

Recognition "Gotcha" Trees


Each of the "Gotcha Cards" on the trees were given by faculty to EHS students for demonstrating positive behaviors within the realm Responsibility, Respect, and Citizenship.





Session Evaluations

If you have recently attended a session on PBIS, please visit the Evaluations page to find the link to your session evaluation. Your feedback

is critical to improving PBIS for students!









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