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October 2018 Mental Health Conference: Proposals are now being accepted for the 23rd Annual Conference on Advancing School Mental Health.  Click here for more information.

SWIS Reminder: Ensure your data system is ready! It is October and that means it is time to enter your enrollment and school days information.  These data are needed to create reports such as Average Referrals per Day per Month, Ethnicity, and Triangle Reports.

New Features Coming Soon to SWIS! 
Referral entry-only users: Allow all staff to enter their own referrals electronically.  No more paper!
Save draft referrals: Come back to finish a referral later.
Referral review: Allow another user to review referral before entering.
Assign reviewers: Assign a review for administrative action.
Email notification: Receive notice when referral needs your attention.

Read more here about the big changes coming in upcoming months to the SWIS Suite!

Getting Back to School after Disruptions: Resources for Making Your School Year Safer, More Predictable, and More Positive: Read the September 2017 Brief published by !

Illinois ESSA Plan Response: Read the recommendations from the Midwest PBIS Network for Illinois ESSA plan, and see the list of over 250 endorsements.

Message from ISBE Superintendent Smith: The importance of establishing supportive schools to help students coping with stress. Establishing Supportive Schools 

U.S. Department of Education Releases Guidance to Schools on Ensuring Equity and Providing Behavioral Supports to Students with Disabilities Read this "Dear Colleague" letter.

Do you have questions about starting PBIS Implementation? Visit our "Starting PBIS" webpage, and register for an upcoming Training Institute!

Measure Your Fidelity: Use the Tiered Fidelity Inventory to measure fidelity across all three tiers, using this single self-assessment measure. It is now available for free on PBIS Apps. This is one of the requirements for all levels of Recognition!

Implementation in High Schools: Case study on eight high schools implementing the PBIS framework to support students

National  News: US Depts. of Ed. and Justice release federal guidance on school discipline and discrimination, emphasizing  prevention and positive school environmentsVisit website for guidance package and resources.