SW-PBS is a school improvement process. It is a framework that has proven to decrease the frequency and severity of discipline problems and enhance school culture and climate. If staff acknowledge a need to improve discipline and/or their school culture and commit to work together to address their unique needs, they are ready to begin the process of developing and implementing universal or Tier 1 systems and practices.

  • A school improvement plan (CSIP) exists that includes schoolwide discipline (i.e., behavior, school safety, school climate) as one of the top school goals.
  • A Schoolwide Positive Behavior Support (SW-PBS) Team is formed and has broad representation.
  • Principal(s) who is responsible for making discipline decisions is an active participant on SW-PBS Team and agrees to attend all days of School-wide Training.
  • Principal commits to SW-PBS and is aware that SW-PBS is a 3-5 year process that requires ongoing training and/or revisions of school’s SW-PBS Plan.
  • SW-PBS Team commits to meet at least once a month to analyze and problem-solve school-wide data.
  • At least 80% of your faculty, staff, and administration are interested in implementing SW-PBS.
  • School has allocated/secured funding from their district to support their school-wide initiatives.
  • Begin a process for identifying an individual at the district level as the lead district contact or SW-PBS District Coordinator.
  • SW-PBS Coach(es)/Chairperson(s) (1 to 2 for each building team) are identified to receive additional training and actively participate in the school-wide initiatives.
  • The school is committed to development of an efficient discipline data system.

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