The mission of the VBISD Behavior Committee is to inform all educators and individuals working with students in Van Buren County on the function-based approach to addressing student behavior and to ensure that teams engaged in the FBA/PBSP process are highly supported so that they may achieve greater student success.
Student disruption, aggression, and academic failure are a problem in schools across the county. These interfering behaviors limit a student's academic and social potential, and often pose multiple challenges for teachers, administrators, support staff, and other students (Crone & Horner, 2003). In coordination with the Van Buren Intermediate School District (VBISD) Special Education Administration Team, the VBISD Behavior Committee identified the need to provide an evidence-based approach to addressing challenging behavior.
By utilizing the Basic FBA to BSP Training Series developed out of Oregon University, the VBISD Behavior Committee has developed proficiency in conducting Functional Behavior Assessments (FBAs) and developing function-based Positive Behavior Support Plans (PBSPs). Through multiple training efforts, all VBISD ancillary staff have also been trained in this process. The VBISD Behavior Committee is committed to servicing students in local school districts and VBISD programs through additional training efforts, technical assistance and support, and on-going resource development.