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Welcome to Positive Behavioral Interventions and
Supports (PBIS) of Virginia

PBIS of Virginia 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. PBIS of Virginia 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. You may also wish to download our overview booklet, An Introduction to PBIS of Virginia in Virginia, in PDF format.  If you have any questions, please contact us.


Dr. Patricia C. Abrams, Director
Special Education Instructional Services
Virginia Department of Education
Dr. Robert A. Gable
Old Dominion University Project Director
PBIS of Virginia Statewide Initiative


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