PBIS Model SchoolPositive Behavior Interventions and Support (PBIS) is a set of strategies based in behavioral and biomedical science that enhances student quality of life and reduces problem behaviors. National research shows that full implementation of this framework leads to improved student outcomes.

Bunnell Elementary School has been recognized for our resilience in implementing a school-wide PBIS framework during the 2020–2021 school year. 

By establishing this framework, we are developing student skills, making changes to the school environment, acknowledging appropriate student behavior, and using data to identify needed supports for our students.

As a result of this work, we have been recognized by the FLPBIS Project for achieving PBIS Model School status. This award demonstrates our commitment to the effective implementation of PBIS and our efforts towards achieving positive and equitable outcomes for all students.

To learn more about the FLPBIS Project’s Model School program, visit the Florida PBIS website.

PBIS Framework
  • Build safe, positive school climates
  • Enhance and support effective school systems
  • Include all stakeholder input and support
    • Faculty and staff
    • Students and families
    • Community members
PBIS Goals
  • Create environments that help students achieve success
  • Develop positive, supportive relationships among stakeholders
  • Prevent problem behaviors from occurring
  • Teach appropriate behaviors
  • Acknowledge appropriate behaviors of all stakeholders

Bunnell Elementary School PBIS Program

Student Expectations

  • Be respectful and responsible
  • Be eager to learn and well prepared
  • Stay safe and cooperate
Our goal is to create a safe learning environment where every student can achieve his or her very best. The BES staff is not only concerned with the physical safety of our students but also the emotional safety of our students. Only when a child feels safe can they begin to learn.

Our staff believes that no significant learning can take place without a significant relationship, and we strive to build these relationships with our students.

PBIS is different than traditional discipline as it is concerned with why a behavior is happening. We collect data and plan how to prevent that behavior from happening in the first place. This strategy is used school-wide, in classrooms, and with individual students.

Once a behavior is identified and the cause of the behavior is found, our staff works to teach our students a better behavior through education and by rewarding the correct behavior. Our school-wide reward system to support positive behaviors is the Buster Buck. Students can use Buster Bucks to purchase prizes from our Buster Buck school store.

Family and Community Support
PBIS is a research-proven strategy that is most effective when using a team approach. We need family and community support to help us create the positive learning environment that all our students deserve. Please view Positive Solutions for Families for information about how to use a PBIS approach at home to deal with difficult behavior.

PBIS Model School