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School Climate

School climate refers to the overall quality and character of school life, encompassing the values, expectations, and practices that shape the educational environment. Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is a proactive framework aimed at improving school climate. PBIS focuses on teaching and reinforcing positive behaviors, establishing consistent expectations, and using data-driven decision-making to address and reduce problematic behaviors. By implementing PBIS, schools create a structured environment where positive behaviors are consistently acknowledged, and interventions are provided based on student needs. This multi-tiered approach ensures that all students receive the appropriate level of support, from universal interventions for all to targeted and intensive support for those with greater behavioral challenges.


Michelle Sandrock, Director of Whole Child Supports, Primary Districts Served: DeKalb, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett, and Rockdale

Leah Black, Whole Child Supports Coordinator, Primary Districts Served: Atlanta, Clayton, Cobb, Decatur, State Schools/State Charters

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