Respectful, Responsible, Safe

PBIS logoLawson Elementary uses Positive Behavior Interventions and Support (PBIS), which is a set of strategies and systems that increase the capacity of schools to reduce school disruptions and educate all students, including those with problem behaviors. We have themed our PBIS expectations as “Fire up with the three Bs: Be Respectful, Be Responsible, Be Safe.”

At Lawson Elementary, students and adults work together to help everyone do their personal best. By staying on track, we are able to be the best we can be in everything that we do during our school day.


We have developed a matrix (that will be shown to students) that outlines what may constitute a minor behavior infraction and what may constitute a major behavior infraction. Our hope is that by quickly communicating minor/major infractions, we will be able to reteach and reinforce our expectations so kids can use expected behavior to avoid more serious consequences in the future.

Positive Acknowledgments:

In order to implement a PBIS program with integrity, it is imperative that we use a school-wide positive acknowledgment system to teach and reinforce expected behaviors. Students have the opportunity to earn Dragon Tracks for following the PBIS system and demonstrating their personal best.