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Click here to download the 2015-16 Model School Application (PDF). Click here to download the 2015-16 Model School Application (MS WORD). Please note each text response is limited to 2,000 characters.

Each school year, FLPBIS Project’s Model School program identifies and recognizes schools

  • That exemplify best practices in the implementation of PBIS systems
  • That may serve as demonstration sites
  • That may share resources and artifacts that showcase their practices.


Model School Criteria
The 2015-16 criteria for model school status include:
  • All FLPBIS Evaluation data submitted on time throughout the school year. These data include:
    • Mid-Year 1 PIC
    • Mid-Year 2 PIC
    • Benchmarks of Quality
    • Outcome Data Summary (including Equity Profile)
    • Tier 2 and 3 sections of the Tiered Fidelity Inventory
    • PBS Tier 1 Walkthrough
  • A reduction of exclusionary discipline outcomes
  • Equitable disciplinary outcomes for all subgroups of students
  • Outcomes associated with effective tier 2 and tier 3 systems of behavioral support
  • Fluency and mastery in applying a problem-solving process
  • Utilizing innovative, creative, functional, consistent and proactive strategies to prevent problem behavior, teach appropriate behavior, and utilize effective rewards and consequences


Application Process

  • The application period for Model School status runs from June 16th - September 1st.
  • All Mid Year and End Year required data to support the application process must be submitted through PBSES by established deadlines.
  • Applications can be reviewed, edited, and saved until September 1st. Do not “submit” your application until all editing is complete as no changes can be made after submitting an application.
  • After September 1, the system will not accept applications or changes to existing applications.
  • Please contact your District Coordinator for questions about the PBIS Model School process.


To apply for Model Status, log in to the Model School web portal:  

Supporting resources:


Click here for the list of 14-15 PBIS Model Schools



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