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What's Required

The Texas Behavior Support Initiative (TBSI) is the Texas Education Agency's (TEA) response to federal regulations such as the Individual with Disabilities Improvement Act and No Child Left Behind and state regulations, including Senate Bill 1196TAC 89.1053 and the TEC Chapter 37, regarding research-based practices and standards school districts may employ when addressing challenging student behaviors, as well as procedures and policies which must be addressed by local education agencies (LEA's).

What We Do

Traditional methods of addressing inappropriate student behavior include: parent conferences, a variety of consequences based on the school district's student code of conduct, peer-buddy supports and suspension of privileges; however, the Texas Behavior Support Initiative (TBSI) requires the use of positive behavior supports which are:

  • systemic and individualized strategies based on research-based practices
  • focused on teaching social and behavioral expectations
  • culturally appropriate and
  • designed to prevent recurring inappropriate behaviors of students with disabilities

The use of positive behavior supports required by the TBSI are incorporated in OCISD's Code of Conduct.

When a special education eligible student is struggling with behavior, we have a "Request for Behavior Assistance" process to ensure student behaviors are addressed and campuses receive support and guidance.


Referral Form


Texas Behavior Support

Ore City High School
100 Rebel Rd.
Ore City, TX 75683
Phone: 903-968-3300 ext. 1221
Fax: +19037086495
Ore City Middle School
100 Rebel Rd.
Ore City, TX 75683
Phone: 903-968-3300 ext. 2252
Fax: +19037086486
Ore City Elementary School
1000 US Hwy 259 S.
Ore City, TX 75683
Phone: 903-968-3300 ext. 1237
Fax: +19037086201
Ore City Special Education Department
100 Rebel Rd.
Ore City, TX 75683
Phone: 903-968-3300 ext. 1207
Fax: +19037086499

PIA Requests from this governmental body can be made by:

mail: Ore City ISD, Attn: Rachel Evers, 100 Rebel Rd., Ore City, TX 75683
email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
efax: +1 903-708-6485

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