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Securing Sustainable Funding, Political Support, & Visibility Barbara Sims & George Sugai OSEP Center on PBIS University of Connecticut October 30, 2008 www.pbis.org www.cber.org www.swis.org George.email@example.com
Problem Statement “We give schools strategies & systems for developing positive, effective, achieving, & caring school & classroom environments, but implementation is not accurate, consistent, or durable. Schools need more than training & coaching.”
PURPOSE Review rationale & strategies for securing sustainablefunding, political support, & visibility in support of SWPBS implementation for EVERYONE in school. George: Basics & Features Barb: Examples & Guidelines All: Questions & Discussion
Pre-Post SETs by Region SCALED FIDELITY OF IMPLEMENTATION
Sustaining & Scaling Change • Know your basics • Adopt & adapt evidence-based practices • Monitor implementation fidelity • Give priority to what matters • Keep data regular, easy, & relevant • Know your outcomes • Integrate for efficiency & build durable capacity • Celebrate successes & improvement • Establish sustainable funding, visibility, & political support
Local Demonstration w/ Fidelity Need, Agreements, Adoption, & Outcomes 1. IMPLEMENTATION PHASES 2. Sustained Capacity, Elaboration, & Replication 4. Systems Adoption, Scaling, & Continuous Regeneration 3.
CONTINUOUS REGNERATION FOR SUSTAINABLE IMPLEMENTATION & DURABLE RESULTS Continuous Self-Assessment Valued Outcomes Effective Practices Relevance Priority Efficacy Fidelity Practice Implementation Local Implementation Capacity
Integrated Elements Supporting Social Competence & Academic Achievement OUTCOMES Supporting Decision Making Supporting Staff Behavior DATA SYSTEMS PRACTICES Supporting Student Behavior
Tertiary Prevention: Specialized Individualized Systems for Students with High-Risk Behavior CONTINUUM OF SCHOOL-WIDE INSTRUCTIONAL & POSITIVE BEHAVIOR SUPPORT FEW ~5% Secondary Prevention: Specialized Group Systems for Students with At-Risk Behavior ~15% SOME Primary Prevention: School-/Classroom- Wide Systems for All Students, Staff, & Settings ALL ~80% of Students
PBS Systems Implementation Logic Visibility Funding Political Support Leadership Team Active Coordination Training Evaluation Coaching Local School Teams/Demonstrations
Leadership Team Active Coordination • FUNCTIONS • Implementation support • Data-based action plan • Coordination • Capacity building • Policy & funding • Communications • Training capacity • Exemplars • Evaluation • MEMBERS • Coordinator • Representation • Behavioral capacity • Agency • Parent/family • Leadership • Student • Etc
Training Coaching Evaluation • Continuous • Embedded • Team-coordinated • Data-based • Local expertise • Action plan linked • Etc…. • Continuous • Function oriented • Local support • Data-based • Preventive • Positive • Competent • Etc…. • Continuous • Question-based • Academic & social • Efficient • Team-coordinated • Public • Etc…. Training Coaching Evaluation
Local School Teams/Demonstrations • Fidelity implementation • >80% of staff • >80% of students • Administrator leadership • Team-based • Data driven • Contextually relevant • Teaching focused • Integrated initiatives • Positively oriented • Etc…..
Political Support Funding Visibility • Continuous • Top 3 priorities • Quarterly/annually • Policy • Need & benefits • Participation • Integ. Initiatives • Evidence • Etc…. • General fund • 3 years of support • Integrated • Data-based • Dedicated FTE • Etc…. • Demos & research • Multiple formats • Multiple audiences • Acknow. Others • Evidence • Advocacy • Action plan & Eval • Etc….
ILLINOIS2007-2008 2,378,446 students 4,262 schools 873 districts 950 PBIS schools
An LRE Initiative of the Illinois State Board of Education and Partner in the Illinois Statewide Technical Assistance Center Illinois Autism Training and Technical Assistance Project TOTAL Transition Outreach Training for Adult Living
ISRC TOTAL IATTAP Evaluation Parent Consultant Transition Consultant REACH ISTAC Parents CHOICES PBIS
State Leadership Team History • Began in 2005 • State Superintendent • State Director of Special Education • Rob Horner • Leadership Team Self Assessment • Workgroups – Funding, Visibility, Political Support
Legislators U.S. State State Agencies Mental Health DCFS Juvenile Justice ICMHP Unions Parents Public Schools Superintendents Special Ed Directors Private Schools Community Providers Universities ISTAC Directors Project Staff Membership
Current Workgroups • Related Initiatives • School/Family/Community Partnerships • Tertiary/Interagency • Demonstrations • Fiscal • Political Support/Visibility
RELATED INITIATIVES • Integration with ISTAC projects, SEL programs, statewide RtI implementation • Shared website • Training • Resource Libraries • Integrated coaches network • SISEP
SCHOOL/FAMILY/COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS • ISTAC Family Workgroup • Shared principles • Shared trainings • Hierarchy of family involvement
TERTIARY/INTERAGENCY • IL Children’s Mental Health Partnership • School Based Mental Health sites • Local Area Networks
DEMONSTRATIONS • Phases of Implementation • Recognition Process • Emerging • Implementing • Fully Implementing
FISCAL • Current Funding • IDEA Part B funds • State GRF funds • Federal Grants • Tertiary Demonstration • High School/Character Education • “Turbo Tax” template for district fiscal planning
POLITICAL SUPPORT/VISIBILITY • Database of PBIS schools by legislative district • Letters to legislators • Testimony before General Assembly • Visits to IL PBIS schools by • 5 state legislators • 1 US Representative • Asst. Secretary for OSERS
Congressional Briefing in Washington, D.C. • Positive Behavior for Effective Schools Act (H.R. 3407) • Dignity in Schools • Newsletters • Preparation for news articles • 20 newspaper articles • Recognition Process