In 2001, the Commonwealth began an initiative to promote safe and supportive learning environments for Kentucky students and staff by launching the Kentucky Instructional Discipline and Support (K.I.D.S.) Project. The Kentucky Department of Education then expanded that program and created the Kentucky Center for Instructional Discipline (KYCID) – a statewide center dedicated to helping schools establish a culture and climate in which all students can be successful. KYCID is a proud host of the Kentucky PBIS Network (KYPBIS).
The mission of the Kentucky PBIS Network (KYPBIS)
is to train and support schools in the implementation of
positive, proactive, and instructional strategies to
help develop students who ultimately become
self-disciplined, responsible, and productive members of
their communities. Schools are encouraged to implement
the multi-tiered PBIS framework when they are ready to
make a commitment and then to move through each tier
based on their own school’s data and needs. A regional
training calendar offers opportunities for training for
schools, coaches, and administrators.
KYCID/KYPBIS coordinates efforts with the Kentucky Department of Education and other state agencies, as well as the Technical Assistance Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS), the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP), and the U.S. Department of Education.
The Center’s objectives include: