The California PBIS Coalition Newsletter

CPC's Mission:

The California PBIS Coalition promotes a safe and positive social culture in all California school communities by:
- Sharing effective academic and behavior practices
- Providing opportunities for networking
- Supporting deeper learning of PBIS implementation
- Using fidelity and outcome data to inform our practice

CPC Core Members:

Dori Barnett, OCOE - Cindy Chaffee, LACOE - Cristy Clouse, CalTAC
Arthur Cummins, OCDE - Kathy Estes, SBCSS - Corinne Foley, SBCSS
Nancy Franklin, LAUSD - Steve Gonzalez, SSD - Josh Harrower, CSUMB
Rob Horner, U of O - Jason Immekus, U of L - Ginny Joseph, TUSD
Barbara Kelley, CalTAC - Michael Lombardo, PCOE - Rebecca Celes Mendiola, SCCOE
Kami Murphy, DMS - Laura Zeff, LAUSD

In This Issue

School Climate Transformation Grant: California
School Highlight: Tiefort View Intermediate
CPC Website Update
Research Corner: Dr. Kent McIntosh
Resource Spotlight: Dr. Lucille Eber

School Climate Transformation Grant: California

The purpose of the School Climate Transformation Grant is to support school districts in "developing, enhancing, or expanding systems of support for schools implementing an evidence-based multi-tiered behavioral framework for improving behavioral outcomes and learning conditions for all students."

A huge congratulations to the California School Climate Transformation Grant recipients:
- Click here to see the list of California Recipients

- Click here to read more about PBIS and the School Climate Transformation Grants

School Spotlight: Tiefort View Intermediate School

Working with the Desert Mountain SELPA, Tiefort View has worked diligently to foster a climate where all students are SHARP: Safe, Honest, Accountable, Respectful, and Positive. At Tiefort, the SHARP language and expectations are used throughout the campus by teachers and students and each teacher has taken ownership of the SHARP expectations by creating her own classroom matrix...

Click here to continue reading this article

New CPC Website-
The California PBIS Coalition website construction is underway and should be launched in the coming months.

Kent McIntosh, Ph.D.

Research Corner: Sustainability

McIntosh and colleagues (2015) examined the effects of specific school team actions and school demographic variables on the predicted sustainability of SWPBIS. Results of the large scale study (860 schools) showed that the frequency with which a team shared data with school staff was a robust and significant factor in the likelihood of a school sustaining SWPBIS.

"The single most important piece was using data for decision making and sharing it out regularly with school teams. That seems to be the thing that makes school systems better all the way around" -- Dr. Kent McIntosh.

- To download the research article, click here
- To download the SUBSIST sustainability tool, click here

Lucille Eber, Ed.D.

Resource Spotlight: MTSS

Building a comprehensive system of supports for students within a school requires many partners working together to meet the multiple challenges faced by our students. The Interconnected Systems Framework (ISF) is a way of connecting services through the framework of Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) helping to achieve improved educational outcomes for students.

“Interconnecting School Mental Health and Schoolwide Positive Behavioral Support clearly conveys the message that effective education is the primary goal and linking two important processes will be the strategy promoted to achieve this goal.”

Edited by Lucille Eber, Susan Barrett and Mark Weist the monograph serves as a way to build a supportive structure for students and their families. With input from leading experts in the fields of mental health, education, implementation science and PBIS, the monograph has numerous examples and tools to help support the implementation of a multi-tiered system.

To download and learn more about the ISF Monograph, click here.

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