Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) supports all students in Lincoln Public Schools. Grounded in almost 40 years of research, PBIS is the only evidence- based practice and framework for supporting all students. PBIS has three tiers of academic and behavioral supports:


  • Tier 1 supports are for all students (100%). They assure that students are taught school expectations, that positive behavior is acknowledged, and corrective feedback is provided

  • Tier 2 supports are for some students (about 20%). They provide students with additional instruction and practice on the school wide expectations. The Tier 2 supports intensify all of the teaching, acknowledgment, and feedback that occurs with Tier 1 supports.

  • Tier 3 supports are for a few students (about 5%). They are focused more on the individual student needs and intensify all previous supports provided in Tier 1 and 2.


These three tiers of support are reviewed by collaborative teams using data. This assures that the supports we put in place for students are working. Level 1 supports are constant and consistent. Level 2 and 3 supports are monitored to support students as long as they may need them.


Here at Lincoln Southwest, we have all three tiers of support for students. We continue to teach our expectations and acknowledge positive behavior when we see it. In this way, we know we are supporting all students to learn the academic and behavior skills necessary for success in and out of school.