Idaho Tiered Behavior Supports aims to create schools where ALL students can succeed and is a state-funded (no fee) program. Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is an evidence-based framework developed to assist school teams in providing preventative, positive behavioral support for ALL students. Idaho Tiered Behavior Supports (ITBS) will support selected districts (via application process) in implementing the PBIS framework. ITBS is housed as a sub-project of Idaho SESTA and is funded by the Idaho State Department of Education, Special Education Department. PBIS is not a special education initiative.

SESTA aims to support successful and consistent implementation of PBIS in schools across the state. The SESTA PBIS Tiered Support Coordinator facilitates district-level planning and provides school team training, technical assistance, and ongoing coaching to district PBIS coaches, and schoolwide facilitators in order to build capacity to implement the PBIS framework.

Objective 1: Expand the infrastructure to lead and support PBIS implementation across Idaho.
Objective 2: Implement a data collection and management system to support evaluation and decision making.
Objective 3: Positively impact student behavioral outcomes within participating districts through the implementation of the PBIS framework.
Objective 4: Increase awareness of PBIS as an effective, evidence-based framework to improve student outcomes.

Learn more about PBIS

Training Opportunities

Need support with PBIS implementation? Consider joining a cohort for comprehensive professional development, technical assistance, and coaching. See the Application section below for more information.

Not part of a cohort? No problem!
Tier 1 Refresher: Re-examining the Power of Your Framework
ITBS is offering a Virtual Tier 1 refresher training that is open to all. This virtual, synchronous training will provide an overview of the Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports framework. We will cover the foundational systems and practices of PBIS as well as the importance of access to those for ALL students. This training is intended to be a refresher and should not substitute for a PBIS team's initial training in this framework. Anyone can register for this training, regardless of participation in an ITBS cohort.

The following individuals would benefit from this content:
  • A member of an active PBIS team who has received training in the past but would like a refresher of Tier 1 systems and practices.
  • A member of an active PBIS team who is looking to revamp some Tier 1 components and reflect on their existing practices and systems.
  • A member of an active PBIS team who has joined since the original team was trained in the framework.

Register for Friday, August 5     

Register for Thursday, August 18


Cohort 2 application is closed.
Application for Cohort 3 (black) opens in January 2023.

Contact Us

Alex Hopkins

PBIS Tiered Support Coordinator

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