Used throughout the United States, PBIS is a multi-tiered approach designed to refine and improve social, emotional, and behavioral school supports. It is a systems-change model that engages all school personnel in applying the tenets of PBIS to the unique needs at each school site. Through collaborative application, PBIS can improve the effectiveness, efficiency and equity of schools in positively impacting the social, emotional, and academic outcomes of students. Burbank USD's overall plan for PBIS implementation involves training all school personnel at each site with school site administrators and leads guiding each school site PBIS team. The training began in 2016/2017 with high school teams, middle school teams coming on board in 2017/2018, and a plan for elementary school teams to begin in 2018/2019.
At Burbank USD, all secondary schools are in the process of implementing Tier One of PBIS.