Texas Behavior Support Initiative (TBSI)

In accordance with Senate Bill 1196 of the 77th Texas Legislature, TEA developed rules related to the training on the use of restraint and time-out for student with disabilities. The Texas Behavior Support Initiative (TBSI) training meets the requirements established in 19 Texas Administrative Code 89.1053

In accordance with TAC 89.1053, principals must ensure that a Texas Behavior Support Initiative Core Team has been identified at their campus and that each TBSI Core Team member has completed the state-mandated online TBSI training. At a minimum, the TBSI Core Team must consist of three staff members:

  • Principal (or administrative designee familiar with all requirements for TBSI)
  • General Education Teacher
  • Special Education Teacher (if the campus does not have a full-time special education teacher, another teacher can be designated)

The following components have been developed to assist campus administrators in ensuring all TBSI Core Team members, sped personnel and anyone who will be implementing the behavior plan for a student using time out and/or restraint are trained using the TBSI online modules and the required face-to-face CPI training course.

Newly-identified personnel called upon to implement time-out based on requirements established in a student’s IEP and/or BIP must receive training in the use of time-out within 30 school days of being assigned the responsibility for implementing time-out.

Personnel called upon to use restraint in an emergency and who have not received prior training must receive training within 30 school days following the use of restraint.

For questions regarding this information, please contact the RRISD Special Education Office at (512) 464-5140

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