The IEP team does NOT have to consider using positive behavior interventions and supports (PBIS).

IDEA only requires consideration of positive behavior interventions and supports when addressing behavior that impedes either the learning of the student or the learning of other students [1414(d)(3)(B)(i)].  

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The tool currently only includes the federal requirements. Federal requirements apply in all states and states may add on (but not subtract) from the Federal laws. The tool doesn't currently incorporate court decisions or other authoritative interpretation of the law that can clarify issues not explicitly clear from the statute or regulations alone.

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