New opportunities are available for districts to join the EBISS initiative. Oregon was awarded a State Personnel Development Grant from the federal Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) to support the EBISS initiative for another 5 years. More Oregon school districts will receive EBISS professional development and technical support through 2016 to implement and sustain tiered intervention systems for academic and behavioral supports.
Improving student outcomes is the primary goal of the EBISS Project. School districts have received assistance to implement and sustain a continuum of effective and sustainable school-wide academic and behavioral support systems. A blended model of Response To Intervention (RTI) and Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) allows districts and programs are able to meet the academic and behavioral needs of all students. The Oregon Department of Education and their contractual partners provide on-going professional development and technical assistance to EBISS District Leadership Teams on a variety of topics related to literacy and behavior.
EBISS professional development sessions are designed for district/school leadership teams. EBISS Breadth I will be offered in three different Oregon regions in 2015-2016. School districts and ESDs in the counties listed below are invited and will receive funding for EBISS participation.
EBISS has been funded by two consecutive 5-year State Personnel Development Grants (SPDG) from the federal Office of Special
Education Programs (OSEP). State Personnel Development Grants assist states with personnel preparation and professional development to improve outcomes for infants, toddlers, children and youth with disabilities.