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CHARGE Team Members:

Mrs. Tonya Lardarello

Mrs. Meghan Latshaw

Mrs. Shannon Mannino

Mrs. Amy Neiderer

Mrs. Beth Roscoe

Ms. Sadie Wentland

Dr. Alecia Kraus

Dr. Christopher Bowman



What is School-wide Positive Behavior Intervention Support?

Improving student academic and behavior outcomes is about ensuring all students have access to the most effective and accurately implemented instructional and behavioral practices and interventions possible.  SWPBIS provides an operational framework for achieving these outcomes.

More importantly, SWPBIS is NOT a curriculum, intervention or practice, but IS a decision-making framework that guides selection, integration, and implementation of the best evidence-based academic and behavioral practices for improving important academic and behavior outcomes for all students.


  • Student discipline is best learned through instruction rather than punishment.
  • Student behavior can be taught using the same strategies used to teach academics.
  • Education must include a balanced focus on both academic achievement and social competence.
  • In order for behavior change to occur, we must use positive approaches that build relationships and a positive learning climate.
  • Students need and want high standards for their behavior that are consistently upheld.
  • No matter how strong the discipline system, a student will not develop positive behaviors when exposed to consistent failure in the academic curriculum.
  • There are few behavior problems that the school, family, and community working together cannot handle.
  • School, parents, and families should be partners in planning student success.


The faculty and staff at NOHS are committed to creating an environment where all students desire to learn.  Through instruction of appropriate behavior and recognition of those model behaviors, we will increase the likelihood of social success for our students.  When students engage in appropriate behaviors there is an increase in instructional time, a decrease in office referrals, and an increase in school safety.

How will SWPBIS benefit our school?

Schools that establish systems with the capacity to implement SWPBIS with integrity and durability have teaching and learning environments that are:

  • Less reactive, aversive, dangerous, and exclusionary, and
  • More engaging, responsive, preventive, and productive
  • Address classroom management and disciplinary issues (e.g., attendance, tardies, antisocial behavior),
  • Improve supports for students whose behaviors require more specialized assistance (e.g., emotional and behavioral disorders, mental health), and
  • Most importantly, maximize academic engagement and achievement for all students.


Teaching expected behavior means ALL staff demonstrates, explains, and practices social skills within and across multiple school settings.

What does SWPBIS emphasize?