Missouri Schoolwide Positive Behavior Support (MO SW-PBS) is a product of collaboration between the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (The DESE), the University of Missouri (MU) Center for Schoolwide Positive Behavior Support and the Missouri Regional Professional Development Centers (RPDCs). MO SW-PBS began in 2001 through a local Improvement Grant (LIG) to assist Missouri educational systems to build capacity, adopt and implement high quality practices, make informed decisions, ensure sustainability of efforts and increased success for all students. In 2006 The DESE provided funding for Regional SW-PBS Consultants in 6/9 RPDCs.
Currently, The DESE supports funding for a network of SW-PBS Consultants with Tier 1, 2 and 3 expertise in all 9 RPDC’s, state level SW-PBS Coaches, a Web-Data Consultant and a State Director. The MO SW-PBS statewide team provides professional development and technical assistance for the social behavioral component of The DESE’s multi-tiered, Statewide System of Support (SSoS). These supports assist schools and districts to systematically develop, implement, and sustain multi-tiered frameworks for behavioral and academic support.
Additionally, MO SW-PBS sustains strategic partnerships with organizations within Missouri (e.g., Special School District [SSD]), as well as those out of state (e.g., Kansas Institute for Positive Behavior Support [KIPBS], Wisconsin RTI Center, etc.), and at the national level (e.g., Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports OSEP Technical Assistance Center and Association for Positive Behavior Support [APBS] etc.) that work to improve life outcomes for all students. The MO SW-PBS mission and strategic plan goals are aligned with The DESE’s “Top 10 by 20” goals.
MO SW-PBS Mission
The mission of Missouri Schoolwide Positive Behavior Support (MO SW-PBS) is to assist schools and districts in establishing and maintaining school environments where the social culture and behavioral supports needed to be an effective learning environment are in place for all students.
MO SW-PBS Strategic Plan Goals
- MO SW-PBS is the social behavioral, three-tiered Intervention utilized in the Statewide
System of Support (SSOS). MO SW-PBS Consultants sustain capacity to provide professional development and technical assistance for social behavioral interventions across three tiers of support.
- MO SW-PBS provides standardized professional development and technical assistance for school teams and administrators.
- MO SW-PBS utilizes a systematic process for data collection and evaluation of implementation fidelity and student outcomes.
- MO SW-PBS implements systems for replication, sustainability, and improvement.
- MO SW-PBS utilizes a communication plan targeted to stakeholders.