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What are the Economic Costs of Implementing PBIS in Comparison to the Benefits from Reducing Suspensions?

In this brief, we provide initial evidence that PBIS is less expensive to implement than the longer-term costs related to suspensions and dropout. This finding is important as the benefits of reducing suspensions and dropout go far beyond simple fiscal savings. An analysis of the available data suggests that PBIS may be an economical alternative to not only ineffective approaches, like suspension, but also traditional dropout prevention programs.

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High School PBIS

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November 8, 2017

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Swain-Bradway, J., Johnson, S. L., Bradshaw, C., McIntosh, K. (November 2017). What are the Economic Costs of Implementing PBIS in Comparison to the Benefits from Reducing Suspensions? Eugene, OR: Center on PBIS, University of Oregon. www.pbis.org.

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