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  small esd picture logo   Welcome to Effective School-wide Discipline

Begin enrollment in Cohort 5 for School Action Steps to Support Sustainable Implementation of School-wide Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports/Effective School-wide Discipline.

Effective School-wide Discipline is a Commonwealth of Virginia initiative to support positive academic and behavioral outcomes for all students. This web site is a collection of resources, tools, training opportunities and similar guides for educators and school administrators.

We work closely with public school teachers and administrators throughout Virginia to help them learn about and implement discipline approaches that reduce disruptive behavior in the classroom.

The program is based on extensive research and utilizes a preventative and proactive approach to discipline that reduces the amount of time spent dealing with office referrals, thereby increasing time spent teaching and learning. ESD ultimately impacts the very culture of the school to shift attention to positive behavior and successful learning systems for children, teachers and administrators.

If you are a public educator in Virginia we can be a great resource for you. Be sure to visit our resources page for online tools and forms, and our calendar to find out about upcoming training opportunities and development workshops throughout the state. You may also wish to download our overview booklet, An Introduction to Effective School-wide Discipline in Virginia, in PDF format. You may also be interested in the Getting Involved flowchart, here.  If you have any questions, please contact us.


Dr. Patricia C. Abrams, Director
Special Education Instructional Services
Virginia Department of Education
Irene Walker-Bolton
Virginia Department of Education
Dr. Robert A. Gable
Old Dominion University Project Director
ESD Statewide Initiative