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PBISaz Communiqué

November 2015

Executive Summary of PBISaz Advisory Committee Meeting
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Core Team Attendees
Jane Ballesteros, Joni Cesario, Dan Davidson, Sheri Dollin, Corina Enrique, Renaldo Fowler, Dick Geasland, Jessie Gillam, Daniel Gulchak, Angel Jannasch-Pennell, Janna Murrell, Celeste Nameth

Key Advisory Attendees

Goals For Meeting
Discuss subcommittee recommendations, plan activities and evaluate statewide progress on scaling up PBIS using the Stages of Implementation (Fixsen et al., 2005) framework. 

What We Did
  • Welcomed everyone and reviewed meeting roles/norms/expectation/minutes/agenda.
  • Subcommittees reported out on tasks assigned.
  • Reviewed Dr. Rob Horner’s presentation on lesson learned from statewide adoption of PBIS around the nation.
  • Subcommittees convened and discussed Objectives 5, 6, 7, and 9.
  • We co-created this Communiqué and Executive Summary of our day-long meeting.
What We Learned
  • We were the first to learn that the Behavior Education Technology Conference (BET-C) will be on October 25-26, 2016 (shifted from spring to fall).
  • The popular PBISaz Achievement Awards will be presented at a special luncheon in late April 2016.
  • ADE has a Guidance Document on Seclusion and Restraint based on the most recent SB 1495 law and we will be improving upon it this year.
  • Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD) has included PBIS as part of their 5-year strategic plan - isn't that great!.
  • Arizona is lagging behind other states in number of schools trained to implement PBIS with fidelity - but is working to build our capacity.
  • We agreed that there needs to be greater collaboration and a common language between groups working on behalf of children such as: educators, behavior health, mental health, developmental disabilities, system of care, etc.
  • We enjoyed dividing into subcommittee work groups to converse about advancing our goals, objectives and action plans for this year.
What We Accomplished
  • Renaldo Fowler, Dick Geasland and Sheri Dollin volunteered  to be added to the subcommittee on (DDD/PBIS pilot program).
  • We discussed data from the September Communiqué mailing including open rate, click rate and which URL’s were popular.
  • Made decisions on PBISaz Achievement Award criteria which will be announced by December 1, 2016.
  • Discussed formalizing partnership between PBIS and other stakeholder organizations.
  • Discussed whom to recruit to expand the Arizona PBS Network.
  • Choose a focus/topic for five videos to be created to promote PBIS to different stakeholder groups.
  • Identified key concepts and common language to use across organizations such as trauma, permanency and educational success.
Next Steps
  • Dr. Davidson will request data from the Adverse Childhood Experiences Consortium
  • Subcommittees will continue to meet and report at next meeting.
  • Our detailed meeting minutes are available here for all our meetings. 
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PBIS improves student learning by making life more positive, predictable, equitable and safe. 

We are a statewide Advisory Committee providing the vision and leadership to grow PBIS in Arizona.

  Celeste Nameth
  Renaldo Fowler
  Jessie Gillam
  Adam Leckie
  Nancy Vaughn
  Tyrone Peterson
  Larry Clausen
  Robert Crouse
Buckeye ESD
  Joni Cesario
JJ/JC Advisor
  Gail Jacobs
KOI Education
  Daniel Gulchak
Madison ESD
  Abby Wright
Mesa USD
  Leilani Scott 
  Dick Geasland
  Dan Davidson
Phoenix ESD
  Angel Pennell
Pima County SSO
  Debbie D'Amore
  Jane Ballesteros 
  Robert Horner
Raising Special Kids
  Janna Murrell
Sacaton ESD
  Amber Pauga
  Sheri Dollin
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