The mission of the VBISD Behavior Committee is to inform all educators and individuals working with students in Van Buren County on the function-based approach to addressing student behavior and to ensure that teams engaged in the FBA/PBSP process are highly supported so that they may achieve greater student success.
Student disruption, aggression, and academic failure are a problem in schools across the county. These interfering behaviors limit a student's academic and social potential, and often pose multiple challenges for teachers, administrators, support staff, and other students (Crone & Horner, 2003). In coordination with the Van Buren Intermediate School District (VBISD) Special Education Administration Team, the VBISD Behavior Committee identified the need to provide an evidence-based approach to addressing challenging behavior.
By utilizing the Basic FBA to BSP Training Series developed out of Oregon University, the VBISD Behavior Committee has developed proficiency in conducting Functional Behavior Assessments (FBAs) and developing function-based Positive Behavior Support Plans (PBSPs). Through multiple training efforts, all VBISD ancillary staff have also been trained in this process. The VBISD Behavior Committee is committed to servicing students in local school districts and VBISD programs through additional training efforts, technical assistance and support, and on-going resource development.
Tiered System of Supports
The VBISD Behavior Committee provides three levels of support to assist local districts and VBISD programs in successfully completing Functional Behavior Assessments and Positive Behavior Support Plans:
Tier 1: A Behavior Committee designee has been assigned to each local school district. For basic technical assistance (e.g., form completion, best practices) local school district teams can contact their district designee.
Tier 2: Coming in January 2017, local district and VBISD-based teams will be able to request members of the committee present targeted training sessions during their professional development days, staff meetings, or other designated times. Information on available training sessions coming soon.
Tier 3: For intensive support, local school districts or VBISD programs can submit a Request for Observation and Consultation Services (ROCS). Use the narrative section to describe the presenting problem and include relevant information. For example: behavior and discipline data, record of past interventions, previously completed FBA/PBSP.