Schools implementing systems and practices in line with the PBIS framework are well on their way to complying with bullying prevention law, CT Public Act 11-232. Read more.

Schools must take comprehensive steps to ensure that every child learns without fear of teasing, humiliation, or assault. Public Act 11-232 requires all Connecticut public schools to create a specific structure by July 2012 to address behaviors typically associated with bullying.

PBIS schools—those implementing systems and practices in line with the Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports framework with fidelity—are well on their way to complying with this bullying prevention law. PBIS includes certain components that will facilitate a school’s ability to meet the personnel, data gathering, and reporting requirements of the law.

The PBIS framework gives schools the tools to focus on important student outcomes, integrate related practices and initiatives, engage positively and preventively with students and parents, and use data to provide contextually and culturally related implementation. This publication illustrates the consistency between this framework and the structure established under Public Act 11-232.

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