The Kentucky Department of Education’s (KDE) Safe and Supportive Schools branch officially kicked off its state fidelity recognition process for Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS).

The fidelity recognition program allows districts and schools that are implementing and managing their PBIS program to achieve one of three categories of fidelity standards: gold, silver or bronze.

Achievement in each of these categories is determined according to KDE’s PBIS State Recognition of Fidelity Standards. The full list of standards can be accessed through the KDE 2022-2023 PBIS State Recognition of Fidelity Standards resource document.

In 2022, KDE’s Safe and Supportive Schools branch sponsored the first fidelity recognition program for PBIS by recognizing 141 schools across the state. The 2022 recipients received PBIS fidelity banners and stickers signifying their level of recognition. They also received digital emblems to post on their website.

If your school is a PBIS school, you can join other schools across the state in being recognized for creating a school culture focused on positive behaviors. The application window will be open from April 17 to June 1.

For more information or to express interest in participating, please contact program consultant Cristy Tomes.