Benefits and Costs
The costs for bringing PBIS to your school district depends on the number of school buildings that would like to get involved.
Training options include:
- Training at a CESA or
- Having a Wisconsin PBIS Network approved trainer come to your school district for training.
Cost effectiveness of these training options depends on the number of schools being trained at one time. To find out the costs of PBIS for your school please contact the PBIS Regional Technical Assistance Coordinator in your region.
Schools actively working with PBIS have seen amazing results! The chart below shows the positive impact PBIS has had on classroom learning time at West Elementary in Alton, Illinois.
Benefit Analysis: Learning Time Lost to Discipline Time (Barrett & Swindell, 2002)
|Discipline||Administrator Time||Student Time||Staff Time|
|Office Disciplinary Referral||10 minutes||20 minutes||5 minutes|
|Detention||20 minutes||6 hours||5 minutes|
|Suspension||45 minutes||6 hours||5 minutes|
Learning Time Gained by Reducing Discipline Time
|West Elementary, Alton, IL
Office Referrals (-719) | Detentions (-47) | Suspensions (-27)
|Office Disciplinary Referral||Detentions||Suspensions||Total Time Gained Back|
|Administration||119.8 Hours||15.7 Hours||20.3 Hours||155.8 Hours (25.9 Days)|
|Students||239.7 Hours||282 Hours||162 Hours||683.7 Hours (144 Days)|
|Staff||59.99 Hours||3.9 Hours||2.3 Hours||66.1 Hours (11 Days)|
Reproduced with permission from the November 17, 2009 Department of Public Instruction presentation “Safe Schools: Positive Behavioral Intervention & Supports: An Introduction to PBIS.”