Getting Started in Missouri Schoolwide PBS

Why is it Prudent and Practical to Implement SW-PBS?

You will find three commitment related links below that are to be used for the 2013-2014 school year with new and returning SW-PBS schools. These documents will assist you in understanding the components of successful commitment to the SW-PBS process. Later in the 13-14 school year the RPDC centers will invite schools in their region to attend an informational meeting to learn more about participating in SW-PBS for the 2014-2015 school year. If you would like information about the application process at any time, please contact your RPDC’s SW-PBS consultant.

School Commitments and Forms for 2014-15 School Year


Prospective Schools Overview

Dear Perspective SW-PBS Implementer,

Thank you for your interest in Missouri Schoolwide Positive Behavior Supports Network. The following information and application will help answer your questions about SW-PBS implementation in your school or district.

What is SW-PBS?

SW-PBS is a set of research-based strategies used to increase quality of life and decrease problem behavior by teaching new skills and making changes in a person’s environment. Student discipline is a leading factor in disrupting the teaching and learning processes in the classroom, often resulting in the exclusion of students during the class period or throughout the school day. Positive Behavior Supports (PBS) provides a model for a school wide approach for implementing a system of discipline or positive behavioral interventions and supports.

Getting Started with SW-PBS

Attending a SW-PBS overview held by a Regional Professional Development Center is your first step. There, you are introduced to the elements, principles, and guidelines of SW-PBS for creating and maintaining safe and effective learning environments through prevention and intervention. This is followed by contacting your regional consultant who will review with you readiness, commitment, training, and the application process.

Who Needs to be Involved

Commitment and support begins at the district level and district leaders need to be informed and dedicated to the implementation of SW-PBS. Building administrators are expected to be actively involved in implementation and a majority of school staff needs to support implementation of SW-PBS.

What’s Next

The following materials are used by you and your regional consultant to prepare your school for training and implementation. Commitment, readiness, and planning are part of the application process to support the successful implementation of SW-PBS.

For more Information

Contact your Regional Professional Development Center and ask for the SW-PBS Regional Consultant.

Thank you for your interest and best of luck as you pursue creating safe and effective learning environments for students in your school.