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What is PBIS?

PBIS stands for Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports. PBIS is a schoolwide behavioral framework that embeds evidence-based practices and data-driven decision-making to improve school climate and culture, achieve improved academic and behavior outcomes, and increase learning for all students. PBIS encompasses a wide range of systemic and individualized positive strategies to teach schoolwide behavior expectations, reinforce desired behaviors, and diminish reocurrences of challenging behaviors.


How does TRECA use PBIS?

TRECA established The GATOR Way, a set of positive behavior expectations that will help students be successful in school.

TRECA staff provides instruction on the positive behavior expectations in The GATOR Way, which students can exhibit in Brightspace classrooms, live sessions, and during in-person events. When TRECA staff notice that students are exhibiting the positive behaviors in The GATOR Way, they can acknowledge the behaviors with GATOR Gold. Students can redeem their GATOR Gold for rewards in the TRECA Treasures reward store.



The GATOR Way Video Playlist 
TRECA Positive Behavior Matrix


Restraint and Seclusion

TRECA Digital Academy believes the school environment should be one that ensures the care, safety, and welfare of all students and staff members. Efforts to promote positive interactions and solutions to potential crises will be used. If a student’s behavior presents a threat of immediate harm to the student or others, the use of approved physical restraint or seclusion to maintain a safe environment may be used as a last resort.

Family Guide to Restraint, Seclusion, and Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS)
TRECA Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports and Restraint and Seclusion Policy

TRECA Digital Academy Restraint and Seclusion Complaint Procedure
To file a complaint in regards to the restraint or seclusion of your child, the parent must submit a written complaint to the Executive Director of TRECA Digital Academy, Mr. Adam Clark. The Executive Director will investigate and respond in writing to the complaint within 30 days of the date that the complaint was filed. A good faith effort will be made to hold a face-to-face or virtual meeting with the Executive Director, parent, and any applicable TRECA staff member that the Executive Director deems necessary to attend. After this process has been completed, if the parent has concerns that cannot be resolved by the district, the parent can contact local law enforcement, their county Department of Job and Family Services, or the Ohio Department of Education at (877) 644-6368/