One final note on Implementation Stages: sustainability planning and activities need to be an active component of every stage, and attention to both financial and programmatic sustainability is required. 

Financial sustainability involves established, adequate, and sustainable funding streams for delivering the new practice. Financial Sustainability includes funding for teachers, staff, professional learning, and administrative time.  

Programmatic sustainability involves an established, reliable, effective, and sustainable implementation infrastructure. The infrastructure needed to ensure continued quality implementation includes plans and activities for: 

  • Continuing to provide timely and effective training, coaching, and fidelity measurement processes making data-driven decisions for continuous improvement and problem-solving 
  • Ensuring that policies and procedures continue to support and facilitate full implementation 

SISEP Video Series: Voices from the Field - Sustainability Video 4

Dr. Kent McIntosh, Professor at the University of Oregon, College of Education, provides an overview of key programmatic factors of PBIS that has supported long-term sustainability. Click to Tweet

Implementation Stages Planning Tool

The Implementation Stages Planning tool supports the identification of the current stage of implementation.  

For an interactive lesson on how to use the tool see: Lesson 7: Implementation Stages Planning Tool.

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