Getting Started

First Steps of Exploration

  1. Attend a SW-PBS overview held by a Regional Professional Development Center.
  2. Secure school and district administrator agreement.
  3. Secure commitment & agreement to implement from at least 80% of staff.
  4. Establish a SW-PBS leadership team at your school.
  5. Conduct an assessment of the current schoolwide discipline system.
  6. Submit a completed New School Application 2017-2018 to your SW-PBS Consultant.

What Next? Become a Preparation Team!

During the first year of partnership with MO SW-PBS, schools will first explore readiness for commitment to developing schoolwide behavioral supports. Once a school or district has made the commitment to implement SW-PBS, teams are trained through a series of state and regional workshops as Preparation Phase Team. Team members who are trained are expected to lead staff in the creation of the SW-PBS systems at the school, and to build capacity among staff members to implement SW-PBS with fidelity. The commitment the leadership team makes to their SW-PBS work includes:

  1. Actively participate in on-going training (6 per year in the Preparation Phase) and technical assistance activities.
  2. Meeting at least monthly using a meeting agenda and recording minutes.
  3. Using data at every team meeting and for decision making.
  4. Completing appropriate checklists, surveys, forms, and record keeping procedures in a timely manner and submit to SW-PBS Consultant.
  5. Disseminating information about activities and accomplishments to the school as a whole.
  6. Developing capacity for district and school-level training and coaching to sustain implementation.
  7. Collecting, analyzing, and reviewing data to guide implementation and action planning.
  8. Designating and supporting the school and district coaches in developing coaching capacity.

For more Information

Contact your Regional Professional Development Center and ask for the SW-PBS Consultant. Or you can visit our Personnel page to find a SW-PBS Consultant in your region.

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