North Dakota Resources

North Dakota Resources

Federal Resources for North Dakota

Technical Assistance Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports (PBIS) State Network: North Dakota
Established by the Office of Special Education Programs at the U.S. Department of Education, the Technical Assistance (TA) Center on PBIS is charged with providing schools capacity-building information and TA for identifying, adapting, and sustaining effective schoolwide disciplinary practices. This page of the Center’s Web site includes contact information for North Dakota’s PBIS coordinators and facilitators and its designated TA Center partner.



State Resources for North Dakota

Advancement Project: Ending the Schoolhouse to Jailhouse Track: Web Site and State Map
Advancement Project works at both the national level and with grassroots organizations nationwide to examine, expose, and reform practices that lead to the criminalization of students. It also works to build capacity for community-led work and build bridges among those working to end the school-to-prison pipeline. This map presents State-based activities, resources, and news related to the school-to-prison pipeline.

Collaboration of RTI and PBS
(North Dakota Department of Public Instruction)
​This document describes Response to Intervention (RTI), and Positive Behavioral Support (PBS), and the reasons why the two programs should work together to promote student success.

Dignity in Schools Campaign: Resources on Your State: North Dakota
This Web site includes resources, by State, that the Dignity in Schools Campaign (DSC) has been collecting for stakeholders. For some States, the Web site includes information on suspension and the pipeline to prison, as well as parent advocacy guides related to student pushout.

National Center for School Engagement Truancy Program Registry
The National Center for School Engagement provides a registry of truancy reduction programs by State, and includes detailed information about each program including contact information and evidence of effectiveness. Searches can also be narrowed by keywords, grade level, evidence of effectiveness, and more.

National Center on Response to Intervention: RTI State Database: North Dakota
Response to Intervention (RTI) integrates assessment and interventions to maximize student achievement and reduce behavior problems. This database provides locally-developed (by States, territories, or districts) resources on a number of topics related to RTI, including behavior management, disproportionality, and cultural and linguistic competence. The resources, which range from policy documents and briefs to trainings and tools, are provided in an effort to share examples and information across States. Site visitors can search the database by State, topic (e.g., disproportionality, cultural and linguistic diversity), grade level, resource type, and/or audience.

National School Climate Center: School Climate Policies and Laws Database: North Dakota
This database contains information about laws and policies designed to address school climate and bullying prevention in each State. From this database, users can generate profiles of State policies for school climate and bullying prevention efforts, and view reports on State policies on these two issues. 

North Dakota Response to Intervention–Behavior (RTI-B) Initiative
(North Dakota Department of Public Instruction)
North Dakota’s RTI-B Initiative—formerly called Positive Behavior Supports (PBS) in this State—aims to help educators not only improve student academic achievement but create a positive climate that fits with the individual culture of each school. This Web page includes PBS School Resources and Required Documents.

School-wide Evaluation Tool (SET) Version 2.0
(North Dakota Department of Public Instruction)
The SET is designed to assess and evaluate the critical features of schoolwide effective behavior support across each academic year. The SET results are used to (1) assess features that are in place, (2) determine annual goals for schoolwide effective behavior support, (3) evaluate ongoing efforts toward schoolwide behavior support, (4) design and revise procedures as needed, and (5) compare efforts toward schoolwide effective behavior support from year to year.

Local Resources for North Dakota

Lutheran Social Services Restorative Justice: School Programs

(Bismarck Public Schools)

This Web page includes information on the collaboration between Lutheran Social Services Restorative Justice and Bismarck public schools to provide restorative programming as a proactive approach to bullying and harassment, and to create a more comfortable, conflict-free school environment.


(Bismarck Public Schools)

Youthworks serves Bismarck public schools, Fargo public schools, and surrounding counties. This organization offers a number of programs (e.g., Out-of-School Suspension, Anger Management, Family Counseling, Youth Cultural Achievement Program) to assist youth, families, and the community.


Parental Rights for Public School Students Receiving Special Education Services: Notice of Procedural Safeguards

(North Dakota Department of Public Instruction)

This document provides information on the educational rights of students with disabilities and aims to help parents/guardians make appropriate educational decisions for their children. It includes a section on disciplinary procedures.

Citizenship: Discipline Plans and Class Meetings

(North Dakota Studies)

This Web page explains and provides access to discipline plans intended to build on sound citizenship practices.

Juvenile & Students’ Rights

(American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of North Dakota)

This Web page provides information on juvenile and students' rights in schools and the ACLU’S efforts to stem the school-to-prison pipeline.