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Political Support, Policy, & Sustainability of PBIS: A National & State Perspective. Matt Cregor, NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund John Gardner, Illinois PBIS Network. Working the Blueprint!. Visibility. Political Support. Funding. Policy. Leadership Team. Active Coordination.

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political support policy sustainability of pbis a national state perspective
Political Support, Policy, & Sustainability of PBIS: A National & State Perspective
  • Matt Cregor, NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund
  • John Gardner, Illinois PBIS Network






Leadership Team

Active Coordination






Local Demonstrations

illinois pbis network statewide leadership team
Illinois PBIS Network Statewide Leadership Team
  • About sixty strong
  • Includes reps from several code agencies with interrelated missions: i.e.: ISBE, ROEs, ISCs,
  • universities, local districts, special education cooperatives, juvenile justice, legislators
  • Ill. Ed. Association and Ill. Federation of Teachers
  • Family and community participants
state leadership team
State Leadership Team
  • Meets Quarterly for a 5 hour work session
  • Is an important forum for helping support the overall objective of the PBIS Network “ expediting the effects of our work for the most vulnerable of populations”
  • Staff leads and elicits ideas and suggestions from SLT members
braiding means
Braiding means

Consider the core features of an initiative, what other current initiatives share these features and may be combined to

  • Share resources
  • Share activities (e.g., Professional Development)
  • Share information (e.g., data collection)

Illinois Statewide Leadership Team






Active Coordination






Statewide Leadership Team Workgroups


Illinois Statewide Leadership Team Workgroups


Support &


Tier 2/3

High School








School, family,






school recognition
School Recognition
  • A record number of schools (581) applied to be recognized for their progress implementing PBIS during the 2010-11 school year…nearly 30%increase over last year.
  • Early this fall, all schools will receive congratulatory letters from the Network, and some will also receive letters from ISBE’s Elizabeth Hanselman and Chris Koch.
  • Go to www.pbisillinois.org under the “Implementers” link, then the “Recognition Process” link.
legislator visits
Legislator Visits

Response to Network’s annual mailing last spring inviting Illinois legislators to selected PBIS schools in their local legislative districts:

  • IL Representative Norine Hammond - District #94: Monmouth-Roseville Junior High School, Monmouth-Roseville CUSD 238 - April 18th.
  • IL Senator Linda Holmes - District #42: McCleery Elementary School, Aurora West USD 129 - April 28th.
  • IL Representative Lisa Dugan - District #79: Manteno Middle School, Manteno CUSD 5 - week of May 9th.
  • IL Representative Joe Sosnowski - District #69: Caledonia Elementary School, Belvidere School District #100 – scheduled for August 23rd.
  • IL Representative Rich Brauer - District #100 and IL Representative Raymond Poe -District #99: inquired about visiting PBIS schools in the future.
  • IL Senator Toi Hutchinson - District #40: Provided information about PBIS schools implementing in her district.
bullying prevention task force
Bullying Prevention Task Force
  • Illinois Prevent School Violence Act 2010
  • Illinois PBIS Network Director Lucille Eber addressed this group
  • Recommendations include elimination of zero tolerance policies of discipline with supportive and restorative discipline policies and practices
political support visibility work group focus
Political Support/Visibility Work Group Focus

Updates on current activities

Visibility with legislators

Annual mailing in fall

Dignity in Schools, National Legislation

school family community partnerships work group
School/Family/Community Partnerships Work Group

2009 How do you get these type of partnerships to really work? Do we have any good examples? No

Do we have any parent, family representatives on the State Leadership Team? No

2010/11 We do now and are developing strategies for promoting the concept at the district and school level.

school family community partnerships work group focus
School/Family/Community Partnerships Work Group Focus

2011-12 activities to ensure districts are confident on how to share information with families about PBIS implementation

Next steps with larger ISTAC activities to enhance family voice and leadership activities

disproportionality demonstration work group focus
Disproportionality Demonstration Work Group Focus

Ensure schools have access and knowledge:

To self-assess with UConn checklist

To check data by ethnicity and disability

To add CR strategies to expedite effect

Create teaching/learning examples w/data;

Specific CR strategies (RJ, curriculum, etc.)

disproportionality demonstration work group
Disproportionality Demonstration Work Group


Exploring potential integration of RJ strategies

Learning from WI and IN on Cultural Relavencestrategies

UConn Checklist

Increasing use of ethnicity feature in SWIS

Partnering with several schools to learn about their efforts and effects

ee demo project
EE Demo Project
  • In FY 10, IL had 16,172 students in 5C (5.96%) with target of 10,584 (3.9%)
  • That equates to 5,588 students more students in 5c than the target
  • Targeted TA to districts with highest 5c rates
ee workgroup goals
EE Workgroup Goals
  • Review potential EE data training content to integrate into AS50, Coaches Courses, Administrator Academies, and District Summits
  • Define Demo process for expediting impact on EE data in selected districts
  • Develop tasks and timelines for re-positioning ISTAC staff into integrated teams in EE Demo districts
educational environment work group focus
Educational Environment Work Group Focus

Next Steps in potential sites (Kankakee, East Aurora, U46, others?

Next steps with School-wide Application Model (SAM-IL)

Connection with School Improvement process

Initiation in East St Louis and Rockford & Chicago

tier 2 3 work group
Tier 2/3 Work Group
  • Year 1 Goals
    • Agency partners sitting on Tier 2 PBIS teams

at four sites

    • Training agency partners in PBIS overview
    • Training agency partners in Tier 2 small groups interventions (common data points and progress monitoring using DPR card)
    • Expanding partnerships

Taylor Family YMCA

Streamwood Behavioral Healthcare

i3 grant resubmission
i3 Grant Resubmission
  • On August 2, the Network resubmitted an application for the federal Investing in Innovation Fund (i3) Grant under Priority 4: Innovations that Turn Around Persistently Low-performing Schools, titled “School-Wide Application Model (SAM) Illinois (SAM-IL)”.
  • Resources from the grant will allow validation and expansion of this school-reform model using a combined academic and behavioral RtI approach (PBIS) through a fully integrated organizational structure.
related initiatives work group
Related Initiatives Work Group

To ensure efficiency for districts and schools with related school improvement initiatives

Ensure academic and behavior blend of RtI

related initiatives work group1
Related Initiatives Work Group

Continue to develop a recommended protocol that acknowledges School Improvement Plan (SIP) efforts already in place, as well as explore how to integrate commonalities across ISTAC projects.

leveraging state idea funds
Leveraging State IDEA Funds
  • Blended ISTAC teams of technical assistance coordinators (TACs)
  • ISTAC staff from CHOICES/IATTAP coaching and co-facilitating first group of kids in districts with district staff
  • Ongoing district planning and data review and intensive training and repositioning of district specialized service staff required
  • Moving ISTAC staff to training and TA roles (only) after one year
high school violence work group
High School Violence Work Group
  • Many challenges
    • Getting the right people at the table
    • Setting a clear purpose
    • Adjusting to changes
  • Year 2
    • Finding its identity
    • Moving towards Alternatives to Suspension
    • Involving the necessary people
    • Adjusting to staff changes again
interagency demonstrations work group focus
Interagency Demonstrations Work Group Focus.

Plan to pilot ISF facilitation guide in Urbana

Strategies for sharing data and process of teaming and intervention activities in districts

Process for building continuum of Mental Health interventions within multi-tiered framework