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Behavioral Intervention Plans

Current law, guidance, and resources for addressing the needs of students requiring behavioral support.

Background

Assembly Bill 86 (AB 86), the Education Omnibus Trailer Bill, Chapter 48, Statutes of 2013, repealed regulations and added state statute that addressed positive behavioral intervention plans. According to the Senate floor analysis, the intent of these changes is to modify “the Behavioral Intervention Plan mandate to align it more closely with federal law and reduce unnecessary costs, while maintaining important protections for students with disabilities.”

In accordance with Assembly Bill 110, California’s 2013–2014 budget bill, the California Department of Education (CDE) is required to provide oversight of, and technical assistance and monitoring to, local educational agencies regarding changes to the requirements related to the identification and provision of behavioral intervention services included in AB 86.

This Web page provides all pertinent information related to the relevant law changes as well as information disseminated at the Behavioral Intervention Stakeholder Workgroup (BISW) meetings.

2013-14 Behavioral Intervention Stakeholder Workgroup Meeting Dates

  • October 21, 2013
  • November 25, 2013
  • December 16, 2013 [Note: The preceding date has been cancelled]
  • January 21, 2014
  • February 18, 2014
  • March 18, 2014
  • April 22, 2014
  • May 20, 2014
  • June 17, 2014

Meeting Videos

Behavioral Intervention Plans Meeting Webcast
Webcast archive for the Behavioral Intervention Stakeholder Workgroup (BISW) meetings.

Presentations

  1. October 21, 2013 Meeting
    1. State Guidance – Positive Environments, Network Trainers (PENT) External link opens in new window or tab. (03:29:32) - Valerie Johnson (presentation begins at 02:09:29)
  2. November 25, 2013 meeting
    1. SELPA Presentation External link opens in new window or tab. (06:24:22) - Anjanette Pelletier, San Mateo County SELPA (presentation begins at 03:31:03)
  3. January 21, 2014 Meeting
    1. Local Model for Positive Behavioral Interventions External link opens in new window or tab. (06:01:15) - Fran Arner-Costello, Director, Programs and Services, Ventura County SELPA (presentation begins at 03:27:30)
  4. February 18, 2014 Meeting
    1. Conducting and Implementing Functional Behavioral Assessments External link opens in new window or tab. (03:31:22) - Erica Winn, MBA, BCBA, Elk Grove USD Program Specialist, Franklin and Cosumnes Oaks Regions (presentation begins at 32:15)
    2. Preparations and Requirements for BCBA Licensure External link opens in new window or tab. (03:31:22) - Dr. Caio Miguel, Associate Professor, CSU Sacramento, and Dr. Jane Howard, Professor, CSU Stanislaus (presentation begins at 01:53:10)
  5. March 18, 2014 Meeting
    1. Changing Local Board Policies in Response to AB 86 External link opens in new window or tab. (02:50:18) - Bode Owoyele, Senior Director of Policy, California School Boards Association (presentation begins at 38:10)
  6. April 22, 2014 Meeting
    1. Determining and Implementing Appropriate Behavioral Interventions External link opens in new window or tab. (05:50:58) - Erica Winn, MBA, BCBA, Elk Grove Unified School District Program Specialist (presentation begins at 35:30)
  7. May 20, 2014 Meeting
    1. Behavioral Intervention: Core Messages and Technical Assistance External link opens in new window or tab. (05:20:21) - Marin Brown, Project Manager, CalSTAT (presentation begins at 53:10)
  8. June 17, 2014 Meeting
    1. Parent/LEA Collaboration Panel Presentation (WMV; 01:19:04) – Facilitated by Marlene Peña, FEC Coordinator, Exceptional Parents Unlimited, Fresno. Panel Members: Krista Rose, EPU Fresno and BIP Work Group Parent Participant; Trish Small, Director of Pupil Personnel Services, Fresno County Office of Education; Denise Tavernetti, Coordinator, Fresno County SELPA; Steve Gonzalez, Director of Pupil Services, Selma Unified School District; Erik Nyberg, Program Manager II, Fresno County Office of Education

Guidance from the California Department of Education

Changes to State Requirements for Behavioral Intervention Plans (Posted 17-Oct-2013)
September 5, 2013, letter to Special Education Local Plan Area Directors, Special Education Administrators of County Offices of Education, Nonpublic School Administrators, and State Diagnostic Center Directors.

Repeal of Title 5, California Code of Regulations, Section 3052 (Posted 25-Nov-2013)
November 21, 2013, letter to Special Education Local Plan Area Directors, Special Education Administrators of County Offices of Education, Nonpublic School Administrators, and State Diagnostic Center Directors.

Local Educational Agency and Individualized Education Program Team Responses to the Behavior of Students with Disabilities (Revised 28-Aug-2015)
Letter originally dated March 13, 2014, revised on August 28, 2015, to Special Education Local Plan Area Directors, Special Education Administrators of County Offices of Education, Nonpublic School and Agency Administrators, and Other Entities Providing Related Services to Special Education Students.

Requirements for Behavioral Emergency Reports (Posted 14-Mar-2014)
March 14, 2014, letter to Special Education Local Plan Area Directors, Special Education Administrators of County Offices of Education, Nonpublic School and Agency Administrators, and Other Entities Providing Related Services to Special Education Students.

Syllabus of Guidance on Behavior-Related Issues (Updated 18-Jun-2014)
This Web page provides a syllabus of federal and state publications and Web sites providing guidance on behavior-related issues, particularly as they affect students who are eligible for special education and related services.

Assessment Summary (DOC; Updated 27-Mar-2014)
This letter provides an overview of federal and state law concerning assessment of students potentially eligible for special education services. Originally developed as a resource for school districts navigating the transition of responsibility for mental health services pursuant to Assembly Bill 114, the information in this letter may also be helpful when developing policies, practices, and procedures for behavioral assessment.

Requirements for Personnel Involved in Behavioral Intervention (Posted 04-Apr-2014)
March 27, 2014, letter to Special Education Local Plan Area Directors, Special Education Administrators of County Offices of Education, Nonpublic School and Agency Administrators, and Other Entities Providing Related Services to Special Education Students.

Frequently Asked Questions for Local Educational Agencies Behavioral Intervention Stakeholder Work Group (New 10-Jun-2014)
This Web page provides local educational agencies with responses to frequently asked questions regarding students' behavior issues.

Frequently Asked Questions for Parents and Guardians Behavioral Intervention Stakeholder Work Group (New 11-Jun-2014)
This Web page provides parents and guardians with responses to frequently asked questions regarding students' behavior issues.

AB 114 Special Education Transition
Transition of Special Education and Related Services Formerly Provided by County Mental Health Agencies (Assembly Bill 114, Chapter 43, Statutes of 2011).

Peer-Reviewed Research (Posted 17-Jul-2014)
This Web page provides links to other Web sites that offer information about peer-reviewed research in educating students with behavioral concerns. It was developed by the Behavioral Intervention Stakeholder Work Group pursuant to AB 86, Statutes of 2013.

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Last Reviewed: Monday, October 17, 2016
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