Behavior Support Program


A safe and welcoming school environment allows every student to achieve academic growth as well as develop the social and emotional learning skills necessary for learning. The implementation of effective strategies and best practices, within a variety of settings, improves the overall school climate and individual student outcomes. It is important that each student, within the Local Education Agency (LEA) and school, be taken into consideration in the development of behavior support programs. The Safe and Healthy Schools Behavior Support Program provides links to relevant legislation, guidelines, and research-based strategies to help schools support positive behavioral outcomes and social competence for every student.


Ashley Lower
Behavior Specialist
Phone: (801) 538-7611 | E-mail

Ellen McLaughlin
Support Staff
Phone: (801) 538-7863 | E-mail



Behavior and Equity

Equity Terms to Consider for Effective Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Implementation (coming soon)

Behavior and Equity Recommendations for Educators

Behavior and Equity Recommendations for Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support (PBIS) Teams

Education Equity

Educational Equity
Utah State Board of Education

Least Restrictive Behavior Interventions (LRBI)

Technical Assistance Manual

The Technical Assistance Manual is in the process of being revised. If you would like an electronic copy of the current manual, send your request to Sabrina Gill at

Documents, including the alignment documents below, associated with the LRBI manual will also be updated following the completion of the manual revisions.

Alignment of LRBI with Utah Effective Teaching Standards and Indicators

Alignment of Rules, Policies and Least Restrictive Behavioral Interventions (LRBI)

Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support (PBIS)

Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS)

Reducing Behavior Problems in the Elementary School Classroom
What Works Clearinghouse (WWC)

Special Education

For any questions specific to Special Education behavior concerns, please contact Jaimee Kidder at or at (801) 538-7964.

Universal Design for Learning (UDL)

A nonprofit education research and development organization that works to expand learning opportunities for all individuals through UDL.

Utah Multi-tiered System of Supports (UMTSS)

Utah Multi-Tiered System of Supports (UMTSS)
Utah State Board of Education UMTSS


All training requests must go through the Training Request Portal (TRP). Please complete the survey at the following link for all training requests.

Student Services TRP