Behavior Management

Helping districts deal with the issues surrounding students with behavioral/emotional disorders is the focus of this service.

Staff provides on-site assistance in program development, crisis intervention procedures, assessment issues and transition from alternative settings. Regional training is provided for staff development in the areas of behavior management plans, legal issues, positive behavioral interventions and supports (PBIS), restorative discipline, and non-violent crisis intervention (CPI).

Lauren Puente

Texas Behavior Support Network:

The goal of the Texas Behavior Support (TBS) Network is to create a system of PBIS for students with disabilities and all students attending Texas public schools. Although the original focus of TBS was to support the behavior needs of students with disabilities, it quickly became evident in examining the newly expanding PBIS model that in order to address the needs of children in special education, prevention interventions had to be implemented for all students. Therefore, the TBS Network adopted PBIS as its philosophical foundation and supports all three tiers of the model, including school-wide and classroom.

Training resources related to Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports and available on the Texas Behavior Support page by or by clicking these links below:

Classwide Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports

Tier 1 PBIS Training

Fidelity Assessments

PBIS Resources

PBIS & Mental Health

Equity & PBIS

Additional PBIS Resources:


Florida PBIS Project

2018 Association of Positive Behavior Supports Conference Handouts

Comprehensive Integrated Three-Tiered Model of Prevention

Texas Behavior Support Network's Suggested Resources

Restorative Discipline Practices in Texas:

Texas Education Agency

Texas Gateway Resources

Texas Behavior Support Initiative:

The Texas Behavior Support Initiative (TBSI) is a state-level training mandated by Senate Bill 1196 and the Texas Administrative Code §89.1053. The TBSI training is designed to provide foundational knowledge for the use of positive behavior interventions and supports for all students, including those with disabilities. While the TBSI training meets legislative requirements related to procedures for the use of restraint and time-out, it also provides a framework for sharing a wide range of foundation-level behavior strategies and prevention-based school-wide, classroom, and individual interventions. These modules can be accessed through the Region 4 ESC Professional Development website at Texas Behavior Support Initiative (TBSI).

Informational Resources:

Nonpublic Day and Residential Submissions:

The 2017-2018 Nonpublic Day and Residential TEASE application will be opened on October 5, 2017, and closed on June 1, 2018. All continuing and new nonpublic placements with instructional code 50 or 60 need to be entered into the application for notification and/or funding. Even if you are not requesting funding, you should still fill out the application. Contracts with approved nonpublic schools can be dated for no more than 365 days during the school/fiscal year between July 1, 2017, and August 31, 2018. Please note that, as of September 1, 2017, there is a new daily rate for residential services set by the Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) per the 85th Legislature not to exceed $277.37 (previously $260.95). If the days in the contract before September 1 are at a lower daily rate and a higher daily rate after September 1, then the amounts should average out for the funding application. Be sure the amounts are reflected in the nonpublic school’s Cost Analysis.

Example: (20 days x $260.95) + (345 days x $277.37) = Entered Daily Rate


365 days

The Special Education Director for a Shared Service Arrangement (SSA) will apply for the role of Fiscal Agent Representative with their County-District number, which will automatically include the Member Districts when they apply for a NPDayandRes/HCF account. There should only be one person per Fiscal Agent/Single Member District assigned to this TEASE application.

As with all instructional arrangements, this process does NOT require TEA approval for placement. Students should start their placements according to the ARD decision unless the Nonpublic facility is not yet on the approved facility list. The approval process for these facilities must be initiated by the LEA through the NPDay/Res application. If approval for new facilities is necessary prior to the application open date, please contact the Nonpublic Day and Residential Support Team in the Division of Federal and State Education Policy at 512-463-9414, or by email at NPDayandRes@tea.texas.gov.

TEA Updates as of 11.17.17:

Updating a student's status in the Nonpublic Day and Residential Notification and Application

Please remember to update the status for all students who had an application submitted in the Nonpublic Day and Residential Notification and Application online system last year. All status updates should be completed by December 1, 2017. Students who had a placement status change of MOVED FROM DISTRICT or PLACED BACK TO CAMPUS after the end of the 2016-17 school year and prior to enrolling for the 2017-18 school year should be inactivated.

For more guidance from Texas Education Agency, please visit:


If you have any questions or need assistance regarding the Nonpublic Day or Residential Application, please contact Lauren Puente  lpuente@esc6.net or Beth Nesmith bnesmith@esc6.net

Noneducational Community-Based Support Services:

The 74th Texas Legislative appropriated fund to provide non-educational community-based support services for certain students with disabilities and their families to help them care for their children with severe disabilities, and to enable them to better cope with having an individual with a disability at home.

Challenging Behavior Webinar Series: An ESC Collaboration Project 2015:

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CRCG Information:

The State CRCG Office offers a webinar series to support and train local CRCG leaders, members, and partners. These webinars highlight state agency partners and provide training on key statewide initiatives. They also discuss programs that can help serve CRCG clients. Each webinar focuses on a topic important to local CRCGs. Register for the webinar by clicking on the topic below.

Upcoming Webinar Schedule: TBA

Mark your calendars for the upcoming webinars and join in on the learning and discussion.

If you've missed one of our previous webinars, you can view the recordings by clicking on the links below.

New Website Launch

We are excited to announce the new CRCG website is live! The new website features a "For Families" page, a search by city or county function, webinar sign-up, links to all webinars and newsletters, and downloadable versions of our new tools such as the "One Page Series", the "Starting/Reviving a CRCG Checklist" and the "Referral Eligibility Chart". Visit the website here: https://crcg.hhs.texas.gov.

New State CRCG Office Phone Number: (512) 206-5255