The Kentucky Center for Instructional Discipline is proud to host the Kentucky PBIS Network (KYPBIS)

We work with schools across the Commonwealth to implement a positive, proactive and instructional approach to schoolwide discipline and behavior management. Our Center works collaboratively with the Kentucky Department of Education, the Kentucky Center for School Safety at Eastern KY University, and other agencies to support PBIS (Positive Behavior Interventions and Support) and a wide range of initiatives which contribute to safe and supportive learning environments. Learn more about PBIS and our efforts by checking out this website.


The staff at KYCID and the KY-PBIS Network value the effort schools and districts have undertaken to improve school climate by implementing Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports.  Each year we formally recognize schools who have implemented the PBIS framework with fidelity.

We are happy to announce that, along with a team of district and school-based PBIS coaches, we have developed new fidelity standards which will expand recognition opportunities for schools for the 2016-17 school year. School and district staff have been alerted to these new standards and KYCID staff are working alongside them as we roll out the new fidelity recognition application process.  For more information, please contact your KYCID Area Coordinator. 

We continue to applaud those schools who were recognized for achieving Fidelity of Implementation for the 2015-16 school year.  Research shows when programs implemented with fidelity are compared to programs not implemented with fidelity, the difference in effectiveness is profound.  Thanks go out to all schools as you continue your work in implementing PBIS with fidelity.

View our 2015-16 Fidelity schools (.XLS) 2016-17 Recognition of Fidelity Standards (.doc)

What is PBIS

Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is a multi-tiered, systems framework for establishing a positive learning environment in which all students can be successful. PBIS is rooted in evidence-based practices and data-based decision making.  All school staff implement a continuum of social and behavioral supports which increases the likelihood of behavioral and academic competence for each and every student.

Benefits of PBIS

The benefits for children and families include: Reduction in problem behavior, increased student engagement, improved academic performance and better family involvement. The staff benefits include: Improved consistency across faculty, better collaboration in support of individual students, improved classroom management, and more.

Participation Requirements

PBIS training is free and open to all Kentucky schools and is appropriate for all grade levels.  Successful implementation of the PBIS framework is typically a 3–5 year process that involves on-going training across a continuum of behavior support and/or revisions to a school’s PBIS action plan.  To learn more about implementing PBIS in your school or district, visit our Getting Started and Resources Pages.

KYPBIS Connections

American Educator – Seeding Change in School Discipline

A 2015-16 special edition of American Educator was solely dedicated to the issue of school discipline. Topics covered included shifting the paradigm from reaction to…

Integrating School Mental Health with PBIS – The Interconnected Systems Framework

A significant number of Kentucky school children are at risk for or are experiencing emotional and behavioral challenges. KYCID staff are collaborating with agencies across…

News from the US Department of Education

On August 1, 2016, the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) issued updated guidance and clarification on providing positive…

Components of Effective Schoolwide Implementation

An agreed upon and common approach to discipline A positive statement of purpose A small number of positively stated expectations for all students and staff…

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