News to Know

Congratulations to all Recognized schools in Illinois for the 2020-21 school year!

Over 200 schools were Recognized for PBIS implementation. CLICK HERE to see the Recognized schools list, and more information.

Measure Your Fidelity: Use the Tiered Fidelity Inventory to measure fidelity across all three tiers, using this single self-assessment measure. It is now available for free on PBIS Apps. This is one of the requirements for all levels of Recognition!

Responding to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak through PBIS:

The Center on PBIS has provided a new Practice Guide: CLICK HERE to read this important document.

Getting Back to School after Disruptions: Resources for Making Your School Year Safer, More Predictable, and More Positive: Read this updated document, that includes language around the current health crisis. Published by PBIS.org !

Federal Commission on School Safety’s First Field Visit Focuses on School Climate: Read more here about the Federal Commission on School Safety (FCSS) first field visit at Frank Hebron-Harman Elementary School in Hanover, Maryland, to focus on school climate and prevention efforts implemented by local schools.

Click here to view the Commission hearing from national PBIS expert Dr. George Sugai (left) of the University of Connecticut, who gave an overview of how PBIS links school climate, social emotional development and character development and emphasizes a systems-based approach to organizing practices.

Do you have questions about starting PBIS Implementation? Visit our "Starting PBIS" webpage, and register for an upcoming Training Institute!

Illinois ESSA Plan Response: Read the recommendations from the Midwest PBIS Network for Illinois ESSA plan, and see the list of over 250 endorsements.

U.S. Department of Education Releases Guidance to Schools on Ensuring Equity and Providing Behavioral Supports to Students with Disabilities Read this "Dear Colleague" letter.

National News: US Depts. of Ed. and Justice release federal guidance on school discipline and discrimination, emphasizing prevention and positive school environments. Visit website for guidance package and resources.