Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS)

Improving student academic and behavior outcomes is about ensuring all students have access to the most effective and accurately implemented instructional and behavioral practices and interventions possible. SWPBS provides an operational framework for achieving these outcomes. More importantly, SWPBS is NOT a curriculum, intervention, or practice, but IS a decision making framework that guides selection, integration, and implementation of the best evidence-based academic and behavioral practices for improving important academic and behavior outcomes for all students.

Is Your School Ready for Recognition?

If your building is implementing the PBIS Framework with fidelity, you may be eligible for recognition from The Ohio Department of Education.  Schools wishing to apply for recognition need to have their PBIS team complete the Tiered Fidelity Inventory (TFI), as well as submit evidence for each of the 15 items on the inventory.  In addition, teams need to submit a statement of impact regarding how the PBIS framwork has imprved outcomes for students.
For information regarding how to apply for 2018 PBIS Recognition, contact Heidi Kerchenski at heidik@sst8.org or 330-929-6634, extension 511284. 

2017 Ohio PBIS Showcase

The Ohio PBIS Network & State Support Teams identify schools that exemplify best practices in the implementation of Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS). A recognized school demonstrates best practices within its system, and also is open and transparent in the sharing of their knowledge and resources with other schools. In applying for recognition, the school agrees to external verification of its application data and con-firms its openness to involvement with the Ohio PBIS facilitation/coaching supports.
PBIS Award level schools have easily identifiable characteristics and are consistent in their methods of: 1) maintaining organized team based planning, 2) maintaining high levels of administrative involvement and support, and 3) systematically collecting, reviewing and applying data using a problem-solving process. These schools do a superior job of enhancing their school climate and culture in support of students and their academic achievement. These schools recognize that improvement in student behavior and achievement requires changes in adult behavior and in school systems.
Listed below are the 2017 award winners from Region 8!
Crestwood Primary School (Gold)
Barberton West Elementary School (Silver)
Barberton East Elementary School (Bronze)
Applewood Elementary School (Bronze)
Brunswick High School (Bronze)
Crestview Elementary School (Bronze)
Edwards Middle School (Bronze)
Hickory Ridge Elementary School (Bronze)
Huntington Elementary School (Bronze)
Kidder Elementary School (Bronze)
Memorial Elementary School (Bronze)
Towslee Elementary School (Bronze)
Visintainer Middle School (Bronze)
Willetts Middle School (Bronze)
Cloverleaf Elementary School (Bronze)
Eliza Northrop Elementary School (Bronze)
Garfield Elementary School (Bronze)
Windfall School (Bronze)
Kid’s First/TOPS School (Bronze)

Professional Development Sessions

The PBIS: Tier I series is a four day workshop that allows teams to construct their school-wide PBIS framework.  Content is presented with planning time to allow teams to build what they will use when returning to buildings.  Teams will develop school-wide expectations which will be used in their buildings. Teams will also develop a system of reinforcement, as well as data systems which will inform decision making and help monitor behaviors at the building level.  Please see the flyer below for information on when the series is offered.

For teams needing an introduction to the framework, or a refresher of information, see below for a one day abbreviated training.

Resource Links

Resource Documents

For more information, please contact

Heidi Kerchenski
Heidi Kerchenski
Educational Consultant
Office: 330-929-6634 x 511284
Stephanie Denham
Stephanie Denham
Educational Consultant
Office: 330-929-6634 x 511229
Michelle Smith
Michelle Smith
Educational Consultant
Office: 330-929-6634 x 511286
Stacey Smith
Stacey Smith
Educational Consultant
Office: 330-929-6634 x 511401
Kathryn Vuchak
Kathryn Vuchak
Educational Consultant
Office: 330-929-6634 x 511272
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