Welcome to Minnesota PBIS!

Scaling-Up PBIS Presentation from APBS 2021

The presentation by Osseo Area Schools and Saint Paul Public Schools shows the ways in which district teams, informed by data, evolve and support the capacity of schools to manage implementation and move toward both improved PBIS fidelity and student outcomes. Find out more information on our School Teams webpage.
Download “Scaling-up PBIS in Big Ways: Stories from Two Large Urban School Districts” presentation.

Save-the-Date June 16 and 17: Summer Institute and Film Festival

The Virtual Minnesota PBIS Summer Institute and Film Festival is scheduled for June 16 and 17, 2021.There is no cost for the Institute, but registration is required. Online registration will open on April 15, 2021.

Our request for breakout sessions is open and the applications can be found on the Summer Institute webpage. The request for Film Festival Submissions will be posted in May 2021.

Cohort 17 Application "Deadline Extended"

We are extending the application date for teams to apply for Cohort 17 School-Wide PBIS training (Summer 2021-Spring 2023) on our Application for School Training webpage.

The application window for Cohort 17 applications is now May 10, 2021.

If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact your Regional Coordinator.

Sustaining Exemplar Applications Now Open

Minnesota PBIS Sustaining Exemplar Recognition recognizes exemplar schools and districts that are implementing, sustaining, and achieving positive outcomes through PBIS. For more details about applying for cohort, noncohort or district recognition visit the Minnesota PBIS Sustaining Exemplar Schools webpage.

Spring Cohort Training Materials Available

Welcome back school teams from Cohorts 15 & 16! Training materials are available for each region: North | Metro | South

PBIS Guidance for Distance and Hybrid Settings

Thanks for continuing to share information about your distance learning plans to help other schools support the positive and prosocial behaviors to meet the social, emotional, and behavioral needs of all students.

Here are a few simple recommendations below from the National Center on PBIS to create a PBIS behavior teaching matrix for distance and hybrid learning models:

  • Keep the same school-wide behavior expectations.
  • Include online activities in your settings.
  • Consider online-specific behaviors that need to be taught.
  • Teach directly. Don't just post it.

More details in the practice guide Creating a PBIS Behavior Teaching Matrix for Remote Instruction, including an example matrix (pdf) courtesy of Grandview Middle School, Westonka Public Schools ISD 277.

Check out the continuously updated Minnesota PBIS & Distance Learning resource site for more examples.


What is PBIS?

Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is a framework for organizing strategies to enhance academic and social outcomes using databased decision making. Description here in Minnesota Statute 122A.627. View research supporting PBIS.

PBIS Recognition Schools/Districts "Open Now"

The application for Sustaining Exemplar Schools and Districts for 2020-2021 is available!

Spring Cohort Materials

Spring cohort presentations and tools for February and March 2021 trainings are available for each region: North | Metro | South