Support for Districts

Direct Support from the Midwest PBIS Network

Districts may consider contracting with the Midwest PBIS Network for in-district training and the following conditions are in place:

  • The district is seeking a multi-year training plan that includes multiple schools and district staff as part of the training cohort;

  • The training plan emphasizes building district expertise through a train-the-trainer model for capacity to independently support PBIS implementation;

  • Implementation plans that include a focus on innovations to advance the application and understanding of PBIS- such as embedding trauma-informed care, or restorative justice practices- will also be considered for direct Midwest PBIS Network contractual support.

Districts often request a training outline for Tier 1 Installation. There is no one-plan-fits-all. All training and technical assistance plans should be based on a district needs assessment. See our District Leadership Overview and Planning Page for sample in-person and virtual training plans.

Training Rates & Guidelines (2020-21)

When districts contract directly with the Midwest PBIS Network the following expectations apply:

  1. Midwest PBIS Network will support your team to co-create a strategic plan for implementation that includes coaching, training, evaluation, and capacity building.

  2. Your district will agree to:

    • Progress monitor and document implementation by completing the Tiered Fidelity Inventory (TFI) and other measures as appropriate and identified in the evaluation plan;

    • Train district staff in PBIS Applications and SWIS or a SWIS like system;

        • If the district is using SWIS, develop a plan to get a district person trained as a SWIS facilitator within 2 years;

        • If the district is not using SWIS, develop at plan to get access to data in a usable format for use at all team meetings;

    • Evaluate impact of PBIS on all students and subgroups (eg: students with IEPS, students who identify as ethnic or linguistic minorities, students who quality for Free and Reduced-Price Lunch, etc...)

    • Include administrators in training events;

    • Identify coaches and leaders for providing training and coaching support in your district;

    • Share fidelity and outcome data with the Midwest PBIS Network, without identifying information, for possible use in training materials, curricula, and publications.


1 Trainer - $2,400/day + travel if more than 50 miles

2 Trainers* - In same room; $3,600/day + travel if more than 50 miles

*if both trainers are in the same room supporting the same content. Otherwise, each trainer would be at the single trainer rate.


1 Trainer - $2,400/day + travel/per diem, using Federal guidelines

2 Trainers* - $3,600/day + travel/per diem, using Federal guidelines

*if both trainers are in the same room supporting the same content. Otherwise, each trainer would be at the single trainer rate.





Basic Guidelines

  • Additional Trainers recommended when any of the following conditions are met:

    1. Curriculum is customized

    2. When presenting to all-district staff or large buildings

    3. When presenting to 70+ participants

    4. The format (main session, breakouts, etc...) naturally requires 2+ Trainers

  • All training and TA offered will be offered in one-day increments (no half days)

  • Unless otherwise negotiated with the district, staff travel costs will be charged separately for all locations more than 50 miles away

Helping Districts Build Capacity for Implementation

The Midwest PBIS Network is committed to building state and district PBIS implementation capacity as a way to prevent problem social behaviors, promote a positive school climate, and support all students, especially those with the highest levels of need. School districts that establish their own expertise, such as district-based coaches, are more likely to sustain fidelity of PBIS implementation and see positive student outcomes. Maintaining this level of expertise requires maximizing PBIS training opportunities and the many free PBIS resources available to all schools. Districts are encouraged to use a host of resources available through Midwest PBIS Network, the National PBIS Technical Assistance Center, and within their own district. Here is a list of action steps a district can take to expand its capacity for implementing PBIS:

  1. Conducting a quick survey across the entire district to identify staff who have been part of successful PBIS implementation in a previous school or district. Utilize the knowledge and experience of the staff in the district who are experienced with PBIS to guide a plan for implementing.

  2. Using free online Midwest PBIS Network resources including social media, webinars, curriculum, research, and linked websites, to expand staff and administrators’ knowledge of PBIS: ,

  3. Using PBIS Applications, the free online database for assessing fidelity of implementation,. Districts are strongly encouraged to use PBIS Applications to complete the Tiered Fidelity Inventory (TFI), an efficient tool to progress-monitor implementation at all tiers, and a required component for school-recognition.

  4. Investing in efficient data-based decision making by using School-Wide Information Systems (SWIS) for monitoring behavioral data, and establishing a district SWIS facilitator to support your SWIS schools.

  5. Participating in regional Midwest PBIS training events and coaches network meetings. These events bring multiple districts together, are cost effective, and include the benefit of learning alongside other engaging professionals. Also visit our Starting PBIS webpage.