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1 Political Support, Policy, & Sustainability of PBIS: A National & State Perspective Matt Cregor, NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund John Gardner, Illinois PBIS Network

2 Working the Blueprint!

3 Leadership Team Funding Visibility Political Support TrainingCoachingEvaluation Local Demonstrations Active Coordination Behavioral Expertise Policy

4 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

5 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

6 Building Capacity

7 Implementing PBIS in Illinois Schools Over 13 Years as of June 30, 2011

8 Implementing PBIS in Illinois High Schools Over 13 Years as of June 30, 2011

9 Number of Schools Implementing SWPBIS since 2000 15,955

10 ISBE Illinois Statewide Technical Assistance Center ISTAC

11 Braiding Initiatives Steve Goodman

12 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) 12

13 Illinois Statewide Leadership Team Funding Visibility Political Support TrainingCoachingEvaluation Statewide Leadership Team Workgroups Active Coordination Behavioral Expertise Policy

14 Illinois Statewide Leadership Team Workgroups Related Initiatives Operations Political Support & Visibility Tier 2/3 High School Violence Interagency Demonstrations Funding School, family, Community Partnership Disporpor- tionality Demo

15 Political Support/Visibility Work Group

16 FY07-11 PBIS School Recognition Level of Recognition 2006-072007-082008-092009-102010-11 Start UpNA 46102128 Emerging258171197264 Implementing8414564139156 Fully Implementing 427181731 Exemplar00012 Total Awards113253199456581

17 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 under the “Implementers” link, then the “Recognition Process”

18 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 18 th. IL Senator Linda Holmes - District #42: McCleery Elementary School, Aurora West USD 129 - April 28 th. IL Representative Lisa Dugan - District #79: Manteno Middle School, Manteno CUSD 5 - week of May 9 th. IL Representative Joe Sosnowski - District #69: Caledonia Elementary School, Belvidere School District #100 – scheduled for August 23 rd. 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.

19 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

20 Political Support/Visibility Work Group Focus Updates on current activities a.Visibility with legislators b.Annual mailing in fall Dignity in Schools, National Legislation

21 School/Family/Community Partnerships Work Group

22 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.

23 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

24 Disproportionality Demonstration Work Group

25 Disproportionality Demonstration Work Group Focus 1.Ensure schools have access and knowledge: a.To self-assess with UConn checklist b.To check data by ethnicity and disability c.To add CR strategies to expedite effect 2.Create teaching/learning examples w/data; a.Specific CR strategies (RJ, curriculum, etc.)

26 Disproportionality Demonstration Work Group ACCOMPLISHMENTS 1.Exploring potential integration of RJ strategies 2.Learning from WI and IN on Cultural Relavence strategies 3.UConn Checklist 4.Increasing use of ethnicity feature in SWIS 5.Partnering with several schools to learn about their efforts and effects

27 SWIS Ethnicity Feature Guides Data-based Decision-making The School-wide Information System (SWIS) tracks discipline data to evaluate implementation of Positive Behavior Interventions & Supports (PBIS). SWIS includes a feature allowing schools to disaggregate data by ethnic group. The number of Illinois schools actively using the SWIS ethnicity feature has increased by 32% from March 2010 to March 2011. This trend suggests increased awareness of inequities and the use of data to initiate the problem-solving process.

28 PBIS Schools Reviewing Discipline Data by Ethnicity as of June 30, 2011

29 Educational Environment Work Group

30 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

31 EE Workgroup Goals 1.Review potential EE data training content to integrate into AS50, Coaches Courses, Administrator Academies, and District Summits 2.Define Demo process for expediting impact on EE data in selected districts 3.Develop tasks and timelines for re-positioning ISTAC staff into integrated teams in EE Demo districts

32 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

33 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

34 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.

35 Related Initiatives Work Group To ensure efficiency for districts and schools with related school improvement initiatives Ensure academic and behavior blend of RtI

36 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.

37 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 37

38 Operations Work Group External coach, Chief of Family and Community Engagement, and agency partners Setting meeting times and purpose Timeline for completion…..a moving target Developing documents for school and agency to work together – legal considerations – building relationships – 1 ½ year to completion….a journey – sending to Tier 2/3 work group Scheduling PBIS trainings for agencies

39 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

40 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

41 Questions

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