The West Virginia Department of Education Office of Special Education and the West Virginia Autism Training Center at Marshall University are collaborating with Local agencies (LEA'S) to implement Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports. The project is funded through IDEA Part B Discretionary monies from the United States Department of Education's Office of Special Education Programs.
WV PBIS Initiative partners include: The National Technical Assistance on PBIS, Don Kincaid (University of South Florida), the West Virginia Autism Training Center, County Board of Education personnel, Office of Special Education, Office of Student and Community Support and Office of Accountability and School Effectiveness.
Goals and Mission
The mission of PBIS is to support school teams via training and technical assistance as they take a proactive systems approach for creating and maintaining a safe and positive school environment.
The goal of PBIS is to makes schools effective and efficient and provide equitable learning environments for all students. Decreasing aggressive conduct and bullying can occur through improving culture and climate, building relationships with students and staff, changing academic outcomes and increasing prosocial behaviors.
Framework at a Glance
PBIS is aligned with Policy 4373 Expected Behavior in Safe and Supportive Schools, Policy 2322 Standards for High Quality Schools 3.1 WVDE Strategic Plan Goal 2:Improve Safe and Supportive School Environments which meet the physical, social, emotional and academic needs of every child.
PBIS is not a curriculum but a framework for school administrators to organize their discipline procedures and policies.
School administrators and faculty should view the School-wide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports: The Why and How. You can view this presentation by following this link.