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Florida’s Positive Behavior Support: Multi-Tiered System of Support Project (FLPBS:MTSS)


Dr. Heather George, PhD

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Principal Investigators:

  • Don Kincaid, Ed.D.
  • Heather Peshak George, PhD

The FLPBS:MTSS Project is funded by the Florida Department of Education, Bureau of Exceptional Student Services to build the capacity of school districts to apply positive, research-validated approaches to resolve significant behavior problems at the individual student, classroom, and/or school-wide levels.

Training and technical assistance are provided state-wide across a multi-tiered system of student supports: (1) school-wide/universal/core/tier 1, (2) classroom/tiers 1 & 2, (3) targeted group/supplemental/tier 2, and (4) individual/intensive/tier 3 levels) by utilizing a problem-solving process to ensure the highest possible student performance in behavior in order to enhance academic success within the MTSS framework through data-based decision making. 

Over 1600 schools across 80% of Florida’s school districts have been trained and are actively implementing PBIS.  Of those schools trained, over 72% are implementing PBIS with high fidelity.  Annual USF budget = $1,735,000 (2014-2015).

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