Sunday, June 17, 2018
York Suburban School District educates, challenges, and prepares students to shape the future.
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Statement of Belief

To honor it's commitment to meet the needs of every student in a safe learning environment, YSSD believes in and employs the use of Positive Behavior Support (PBS).  PBS is a set of research-based strategies used to increase quality of life and decrease problem behavior.





Universal Interventions:  SWPBS Programs


Targeted Interventions:  Class-Wide Positive Behavior Support Programs, Behavior Interventions and Strategies Course, Replacement Behavior Training


Individualized Support:  Functional Behavior Assessments/Analysis and Positive Behavior Support Plans


S. W. E. B. S.

 School Wide Positive Behavior Support

SWPBS is a process for creating safe and effective learning environments.  SWPBS is a proactive approach to teach, monitor, and support appropriate school behavior for ALL students.  SWPBS is not new; it is the integration of four elements:

  • Operationally defined and valued outcomes,

  • Behavioral science

  • Research-validated practices, and

  • Systems change to both enhance the broad quality with which all students are learning and reduce problem behaviors.

Valley View, Yorkshire, Indian Rock, East York, and YSMS proudly employ SWPBS Programs tailored to meet the needs of their students and staff.  Please support your child's behavioral success by learning about his or her program and reinforcing desired behaviors at home!





Get the Facts

For every year that a behavior has been in place it takes one month of consistent intervention to see a major change in the behavior.


Catching children being good improves behavior by 80%.


The quickest way to change behavior in anyone is to point out what he/she is doing right!


The York Suburban School District is an Equal Opportunity Education Institution and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religious creed, ancestry, sex, age, marital status or handicap, in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Action of 1964, Title IX of the Education Act Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation of the Handicapped Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, in its activities, educational and vocational programs and in its recruitment and employment practices. Inquiries concerning the application of Title VI, Title IX, Section 504, the ADA and the implementing regulations may be referred to the Superintendent, 1800 Hollywood Drive, York, PA 17403, telephone (717) 885-1210.