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Merit PBIS Award Winners holding up award signs 

To ensure a positive year for all students, Laird is continuing to implement PBIS. PBIS stands for Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports. PBIS is a school wide behavior program that was designed by eight universities and four educational agencies. Its purpose is to reduce problem behavior and encourage positive behavior.


Laird is beginning its third year using this program.

An interactive approach that includes opportunities to correct and improve four key elements is used in school-wide PBIS focusing on: 1) Outcomes, 2) Data, 3) Practices, and 4) Systems. The diagram below illustrates how these key elements work together to build a sustainable system:

The Laird School PBIS is a three-tiered system that focuses on all students. Make sure to ask your child about these programs!

Our PBIS model focuses on four areas. These areas are:
  1. Being Responsible.
  2. Being Respectful.
  3. Being Ready to Learn.
  4. Being Safe. 

Students earn green tickets when they are modeling any of these four behaviors. Every Friday morning from 7:20-7:45 a.m. in the Cafeteria there is a school store where students can buy items with their green tickets. Come by and watch the store in action. 

Students who are struggling with these behaviors, have an opportunity to change their behavior in class. If their misbehavior continues the teacher will call home to discuss the concerns with you.  If we continue to see behaviors that affect the learning of students then they are referred to the office for a conference and further consequences.

If you have any questions about PBIS, you can contact us at 480-941-2440. 

Students demonstrating PBIS behavior are recognized and celebrated throughout the year.

Laird received the 2019 Merit Award from the PBISaz Achievement Awards.


Over the past several years as Laird has begun the process of becoming a PBIS school we have benefited in a variety of ways; from fewer discipline issues, better communication, and happier students, staff and parents. For more detail, please visit