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School Climate Transformation Grant (SCTG)

Upcoming Events

Training for the 2020-2021 school year will kick off in September! Team leads will receive content and prep activities in August.

  • Training for Cohort 1 will be for District and Demo School Leadership teams
  • Training for Cohort 2 will be for District Leadership teams only
Contact Information

Bonnie Zimmerman
Program Specialist 

Justyn Poulos
Director of MTSS

For general inquires:

OSPI is committed to supporting Washington schools address school climate through the School Climate Transformation Grant from the U.S. Department of Education. The collaborative effort of this five-year grant will build and sustain capacity for the broad-scale implementation of an integrated multi-tiered system of support for behavior.

Research demonstrates that the implementation of an evidenced-based, multi-tiered behavioral framework, such as PBIS, can help improve overall school climate and safety. This grant provides the opportunity for the intentional collaboration between OSPI, Educational Service Districts (ESD), 30 identified school districts as well as partnerships with the national PBIS Technical Assistance Center, NWPBIS and the University of Washington’s SMART center.

The U.S. Department of Education provides details on eligibility, funding status, contact information, and more!

Find resources to support School Climate Transformation in your school or district at National Center for Positive Behavior and Interventions: Support for School Climate Transformation

Quick Facts

  • The grant is administered from 2018-2023 
  • $3.75 million 
  • 30 Districts
  • Serving 98,336 students 
  • Supporting local MTSS implementation
  • State and Regional training and coaching capacity

District Grantees

Western Washington Districts

  1. Aberdeen
  2. Centralia
  3. Hoquiam
  4. Longview
  5. Shelton
  6. North Mason
  7. Raymond
  8. Winlock
  9. Clover Park
  10. Tukwila
  11. Hood Canal

Central Washington Districts

  1. North Franklin
  2. Othello
  3. Sunnyside
  4. Goldendale
  5. Wahluke
  6. Grandview
  7. Granger
  8. Mabton
  9. Toppenish
  10. Yakima
  11. Wapato

Eastern Washington Districts

  1. Brewster
  2. Methow Valley
  3. Newport
  4. Mary Walker
  5. Okanogan
  6. Omak
  7. Quincy


Implementation of a Multi-Tiered Behavioral Support System

  • Support 30 identified school districts across WA
  • Implementation of Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS)

Training and Alignment of Practices in Washington State

Provide training and alignment of coaching practices statewide for:

  • OSPI Staff
  • Staff at all 9 Educational Service Districts (ESDs)
  • District Leadership Teams at identified districts
  • Identified MTSS coaches throughout Washington state

Build Capacity to Scale Up MTSS in Washington

  • Build state capacity for assisting schools across Washington with the broad-scale implementation of multi-tiered behavioral support systems