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Description of NJ PBSIS

New Jersey Positive Behavior Support in Schools (NJ PBSIS) is a collaboration between the New Jersey Department of Education Office of Special Education and The Boggs Center, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.  NJ PBSIS provides comprehensive professional development to support the implementation of tiered interventions for a range of school intervention needs including conduct, behavior and social and emotional wellness.  Since 2003, NJ PBSIS annually enrolls a cohort of schools who participate in a three-year professional development experience to design and implement a plan for their tiered intervention system.  NJ PBSIS is funded by I.D.E.A. Part B funds.

Mission

The mission of the NJ PBSIS initiative is to build capacity among New Jersey school personnel to implement a multi-tiered system of support for behavior, conduct, and social-emotional wellness that promotes equity for all students.

Implementation of multi-tiered systems of support create learning environments that contribute to everyone…

Commitment to Racial Justice

NJ PBSIS is committed to supporting our school and district partners to install systems and practices that promote equity and dismantle systemic racism to improve the outcomes of students who are Black, indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) and to ensure that Black Lives Matter. Further, NJ PBSIS is committed to ensuring that professional development promotes equity and addresses systemic racism in schools by:

Enrollment Information

Annually, NJ PBSIS enrolls a new cohort of schools that participate in the multi-year professional development process.  The following provides a summary of the enrollment steps:

  • The building principal must participate in one of the orientation webinars.

  • Following the webinar, the principal must complete the Request for Invitation.

  • Once the Request for Invitation is completed, the school is added to the invitation request list.

  • In March, the list is submitted to the NJ Department of Education Office of Special Education for review and approval.

  • Following NJ Department of Education Office of Special Education approval, building principals are invited to participate in an Application Webinar.

  • Following the webinar, the principal must complete the Request for Application.

  • Principals are notified within six weeks the status of their application.

Principals interested in enrolling their school in the NJ PBSIS Network must attend one of the orientation sessions and complete the follow-up survey after the webinar in order for their school to be eligible to apply.   The webinar session will provide a robust description of how tiered interventions can address a range of intervention needs within the school setting, including (a) conduct and behavior, (b) attendance, (c) culture and climate, (d) classroom management and (e) social and emotional wellness.  Specific topics covered during this session will include:

  • An overview of the intervention tiers, purpose and features

  • A description of the planning process and how that process applies across a range of intervention needs

  • A description of the training and coaching process

  • Priority commitments a Principal makes when enrolling their school in the NJ PBSIS Network

  • Review of the enrollment steps

 

Date

Time

Link to Use to Register for This Webinar

2020-2021 TBA

TBA

Sessions for the 2020-2021 school year are TBA.