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Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS)

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About PBIS

PBIS is a prevention-based framework for assisting school personnel in adopting and organizing evidence-based behavioral supports and interventions into an integrated continuum that enhances academic and social behavior outcomes for all students.

The mission of the Colorado Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports Initiative is to establish and maintain effective school environments that maximize academic achievement and behavioral competence of all learners in Colorado.

For More Information Contact:

Lynne DeSousa, PBIS Statewide Coordinator

Jason Harlacher, MTSS Specialist
Office: 303-866-6242

What's New?

  • Thank you to those that attended our office hours for the Dec 1st training. View our recorded session here!
  • We are building our website to provide more examples and resources! Be sure to check back often for updated content and resources! Visit our latest page on Universal/Tier 1 PBIS!
  • Want to feature your PBIS work? Send us artifacts/documents of your PBIS framework: expectations, acknowledgement system, discipline flowchart, etc. We are building our website and would love to feature work from Colorado schools! Email Jason Harlacher your products and we may publish them on our website! 
  • Thank you for a wonderful day one of our PBIS within the Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) Framework Training. We have added a second training in Westminster that you can join the waitlist and a training in Pueblo that still has spots open! Visit the link for more information.
  • Register for the 14th International Conference on Positive Behavior Support! It's in Denver, Colorado on March 1-4, 2017 at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel

Current Legislation Information 

Guidance from the U.S. Department of Education on School Discipline Disparities and Positive School Climate and Culture 

Colorado Legislation

  • Colorado House Bill 11-1254: Concerning Measures to Reduce the Frequency of Bullying in Schools

Other Information 

CO PBIS Wikispaces

The Colorado PBIS Universal Supports, Targeted Supports, and Behavior Tools Wikispaces provide resources for educators, PBIS implementers, and families. These sites allow for exploration of PBIS and provide content, curriculum, and resources related to a multi-tiered system of behavior supports. 

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Lynne DeSousa, PBIS Statewide Coordinator; Jason Harlacher, MTSS Specialist

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Colorado Dept. of Education
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Denver, CO 80203
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