PBIS Recognition, Visitation and Showcase

Ohio’s Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) Recognition System provides an opportunity for schools and districts to be recognized for creating school environments that are positive, predictable, safe and equitable. PBIS aligns with Ohio’s Whole Child Framework by creating safe and supportive schools and prioritizing its five components.

Each year, the Ohio Department of Education and the PBIS Network recognize schools and districts for their quality and fidelity of PBIS implementation. Schools are eligible to receive awards at the bronze, silver or gold levels of distinction. In 2020, 322 schools and districts received recognition.

The application for the 2020-2021 PBIS Recognition System is open through May 1, 2021.
 

2020-2021 Application Process

The application for the 2020-2021 PBIS Recognition System is open through May 1, 2021. New applicants, returning applicants and those seeking higher levels of recognition are invited to watch this video to learn more about the award and updates for this year. A zipped packet of application information materials is also available.
 

New Recognition Applicants

Schools and districts that would like to apply for recognition of their implementation efforts for the 2020-2021 school year should complete the 2020-2021 PBIS Application. Applicants must complete the Tiered Fidelity Inventory (TFI) and walkthrough, either safely in person or virtually. For more information, see Conducting the TFI and Walkthrough Remotely. Applicants should consult with their state support team PBIS consultants about completing the TFI and walkthrough.
 

Renewal of 2019-2020 Awardees

The Department is providing some flexibility in the application process for PBIS Awardees for 2019-2020 seeking the same levels of recognition for 2020-2021. Applicants must submit the Application Information, Impact Statement, Digital JPG Photo and School Profile Template available in the 2020-2021 PBIS Application.
 

2019-2020 Awardees Seeking Higher Levels of Recognition

PBIS Awardees for 2019-2020 that would like to apply for higher levels of award for the 2020-2021 school year (for example, bronze to silver or silver to gold) should complete the 2020-2021 PBIS Application. Schools and districts applying for higher levels of award must complete the entire application package, including the Tiered Fidelity Inventory (TFI) and walkthrough, either safely in person or virtually. For more information, see Conducting the TFI and Walkthrough Remotely. Schools and districts should consult with their state support team PBIS consultants about completing the TFI and walkthrough.
 

Application Submission

All schools and districts must submit their application materials to their regional state support team PBIS consultants by May 1, 2021.

State support team consultants will review applications using the Revised January 2021 PBIS Network Approved Scoring Rubrics available in the 20-21 OH PBIS Appendices. These scoring rubrics are designed to ensure consistent scoring across the state. Paper Evidence Binders may be organized using the Evidence Binder Tabs.
 

Additional Information and Resources

For more information, see the zipped 2020-2021 OH PBIS information packet, which includes documents to support the walkthrough and School Profile. For more information, refer to the 2020-2021 PBIS FAQs or contact the Office of Integrated Student Supports at pbisohio@education.ohio.gov.

 

Last Modified: 3/23/2021 2:56:41 PM