Frequently asked questions on Title IV funding of PBIS

When school districts were asked how they planned to use their ESSA Title IV, Part A funds to improve student health and safety, 61% reported they planned to spend them on PBIS.

To assist interested SEAs and LEAs, this document provides background details on the ESSA and answers common questions about its use to fund PBIS.

Key terms: school safety, positive behavioral interventions and supports (PBIS), equity, Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), Title IV funding.

Audience: state educational agencies (SEAs), local educational agencies (LEAs), attorneys.

Cite: von Ravensberg, Heidi, Funding PBIS Implementation Through ESSA Title IV, Part A Funds (January 28, 2020). Available at SSRN:

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