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Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS)

Published: 2/8/2024 9:17 AM

​​​​​What is PBIS?

​​Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is an evidence-based, tiered framework for supporting students’ behavioral, academic, social, emotional, and mental health. When implemented with fidelity, PBIS improves​​ social emotional competence, academic success, and school climate. It also improves teacher health and wellbeing. It is a way to create positive, predictable, equitable and safe learning environments where everyone thrives. 

Request for Assistance and/or Training

Schools and districts seeking assistance from the Division of Student Success, Safe and Supportive Schools Branch can complete the Request for Assistance and/or​ Training​. A program consultant will respond in a timely fashion when the request has been submitted.

Current KDE PBIS Trainings Available

Schools and districts seeking PBIS-related trainings should reference the KDE PBIS Training​​​​ document.

PBIS Fidelity

​​KDE recognizes schools for implementing PBIS with fidelity! Schools who applied for recognition at three levels, bronze, silver, or gold. All who applied achieved recognition! The details can be found in the 2022-2023 PBIS Fidelity Schools​ document.​ Current standards can be found in the PBIS State Recognition of Fidelity Standards​​​.

PBIS Video Modules

The PBIS video modules were created in partnership with the Center for Instructional and Behavioral Research in Schools (CIBRS) at University of Louisville. District policy for monitoring completion of professional development, including yearly PBIS training, will dictate how personnel will be credited for training with the new modules.

CIBRS Positive Behavior Interventions and Support Video Modules


​Rachel Njenga
Office of Continuous Improvement and Support
Division of Student Success
300 Sower Blvd., 5th Floor
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 564-4772 
Fax (502) 564-7820

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