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School-Wide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (SW-PBIS) School Team Training Application Cohort 17 Summer 2021 – Spring 2023

School Team Training Application – Cohort 17

Thank you for your interest in being part of Minnesota SW-PBIS Cohort 17. There is a save and continue feature built into this application survey (banner on top of page after page one) that will allow you to complete the survey in multiple settings. A Word document of this application can be found at pbismn.org. However, please remember that only the online application will be accepted.

To complete this application, you will need the following additional materials:
  1. A signed letter of support from the superintendent
  2. 80% Buy-in documentation from staff for investment in PBIS
  3. Evidence of a student behavior data system
The Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) and designated partners will offer team training as part of Minnesota SW-PBIS Cohort 17. If selected, schools will receive two years of training to support both understanding and implementation of School-wide (or Program-wide) Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (SW-PBIS). PBIS is a framework for helping schools select and organize evidence-based behavioral interventions into an integrated continuum that enhances academic and social behavior outcomes for all students. It is used to build the capacity of school teams to identify clear behavior outcomes for all staff and students, utilize evidence-based practices to achieve those outcomes, and understand data/information use to support sustainable, safe, and positive learning environments.

Selection for school teams to participate in Cohort 17 is based on complete and accurate information required in this application. A strong emphasis will be placed on the following:
  • Evidence of a data system that informs behavioral practice
  • Administrative support and participation
  • Demonstration of staff buy-in/informed commitment
  • Capacity to participate in all required trainings and complete all PBIS assessment tools (TFI, SAS, etc.) in the Data Calendar-at-a Glance
All applications must be submitted no later than 11:00 am CST on February 8, 2021. Only electronic submissions in Survey Gizmo format will be accepted. If you have not received confirmation of receipt of your Cohort 17 application within three working days of submission, please send an email to mde.pbis@state.mn.us. School/program administrators will be notified no later than March 19, 2021 regarding selection.

If you have any additional questions regarding the application, contact the regional implementation coordinator identified in this application.

Has your site or school been a part of a previous MN PBIS Cohort Training?

If your response is “no”, proceed with the application process and questions below.


If “yes”, please send an email to mde.pbis@state.mn.us. Your Regional Implementation Coordinator will contact you to help determine the next right steps for SW-PBIS at your site or school.

Unsure if your site or school has been a part of a previous MN PBIS Cohort Training? Click here for the list of Minnesota SW-PBIS Schools.