PBIS Recognition and Showcase

Ohio’s Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) Recognition System provides an opportunity to celebrate schools and districts. Each year, the Department of Education and Workforce and the Ohio PBIS Network recognize schools and districts for their quality and fidelity of PBIS implementation. Schools and districts are eligible to receive awards at the bronze, silver, gold, or district levels of distinction. In 2023, a total of 456 schools and districts received recognition. Award recipients included 42 gold awards, 98 silver awards, 299 bronze awards and 17 district awards.  

The Department and PBIS Network committed to examining and refining PBIS Recognition System processes to enhance the award system across the state. The Department and the PBIS Network made updates to the PBIS Recognition System process according to feedback received from schools, districts, State Support Team, and Educational Service Center consultants to enhance the award system across the state.

PBIS Recognition Award Application 

The 2023-2024 PBIS Recognition Award Intent to Apply Form  must be completed by Feb. 12, 2024.

Instructions for completing a fillable PDF form. 

To apply, download and save the 2023-2024 PBIS Recognition Award Intent to Apply Form and Application and complete the steps listed to the right. 

Application Submission Process 

  • Applicants must complete the required to submit the Intent to Apply Form, linked in the 2023-2024 PBIS Recognition Award Intent to Apply Form and Application by Feb. 12, 2024. 

  • Applicants that submit an Intent to Apply Form will be provided a link to submit the 2023-2024 PBIS Recognition Award Application and related materials. The link will be provided by SST consultants to schools by Feb. 20, 2024. 

  • Department and SST consultants will inform schools applying for a Recognition Award if a letter of findings is required related to special education services. If needed, the letter of findings must be submitted by May 1, 2024. 

  • Schools must submit their application materials by May 1, 2024. 

Important note: Applicants cannot submit any additional information once the application is submitted. The link will be “view only” and no late submissions will be accepted.   

Determination of Recognition Awards 

  • SST consultants will review the applications from May 1 through Sept. 20, 2024, using the revised scoring rubrics available in the application. The Department will send a letter of notification to all award recipients at the conclusion of the review process.  

District Awards 

  • Once building awards are determined, the application process for district awards will be available. Districts may apply for a district award from Sept. 25 through Oct. 9, 2024. 

  • Regional SST consultants will review district award applications by Oct. 18, 2024.  


Additional Information 

Schools and districts may contact their regional State Support Team consultant or the Office of Whole Child Supports at pbisohio@education.ohio.gov with questions or for additional information.  


Last Modified: 4/9/2024 7:24:52 PM