“School Wide Positive Behavioral Support (SW-PBS) is a general term that refers to the application of positive behavioral interventions and systems to achieve socially important behavior change.  Positive behavioral support is not a new intervention package, nor a new theory of behavior, but an application of a behaviorally-based systems approach to enhancing the capacity of schools, families, and communities to design effective environments that improve the fit or link between research-validated practices and the environments in which teaching and learning occur.”  (Sugai, et.all, 1999).

School Wide Positive Behavior Support is a collaborative process for structuring the learning environment to support the academic and social success of all students.  Clearly defined universal behavioral expectations and the resulting common language used by all students, staff, and community members across all settings.
·        Provides a unified teaching focus and maximizes efficiency of instructional time.
·        Increases use of appropriate behaviors.
·        Increases student time in academic instruction.
·        Supports a positive learning and working climate.
·        Creates a more predictable learning environment K-6.
·        Fosters improved communication among students, staff, parents, and community members. 
·        Efficiently provides extra support for at-risk student populations.
Therefore, School Wide Positive Behavior Support addresses all of the Midway Public School Board of Education goals: increase student achievement, eliminating the achievement gap, and increasing efficient use of resources.