Special Education Department

1702 North Alamo Street
San Antonio, Texas  78215

Phone: (210) 225-2406
Fax: (210) 225-2842


BIP FAQs PDF Print

Question: What is a behavior intervention plan?


Answer: The behavior intervention plan is a document developed to address the individual behavioral needs of any student whose behavior interferes with his/her learning or the learning of others. The BIP must include positive behavioral intervention strategies and supports.

 


Question: Which students need a behavior intervention plan?


Answer: Any student whose behavior interferes with his/her learning or the learning of others, regardless of the disability category, may be considered for a BIP.

 


Question:
Who is responsible for developing a BIP?

Answer: The ARD/IEP committee is responsible for developing the BIP.

 

Question: Who implements the BIP?


Answer:
All school staff who serve the student must be notified of their responsibility for implementing the BIP.

 

Question: Who is responsible for distributing the BIP?

Answer: The person designated on the BIP document is responsible for distributing the BIP.

 


Question:
Who is required to receive a copy of the BIP?

Answer: The parent, administrator, and all instructional staff currently working with the student are to receive a copy of the BIP.

 


Question:
Can a student who is receiving itinerant instruction through any special education program have a BIP?

Answer: YES.


Question: Must all students who have an eligibility as emotionally disturbed have a BIP?

Answer: YES.
The nature of the disability implies difficulty with behaviors. When behavior interferes with learning of the student or others, a BIP is required.

 


Question: Can a student be sent home as a consequence or intervention?

Answer: YES.
However, all disciplinary removals from the school setting are to be included as part of the total 10 suspension days applicable to special education students. More than 10 days constitutes a change in placement and requires an ARD/IEP to address the behavior issues. The cumulative days do not start over each semester, with each disability, or with a new instructional setting. An ARD/IEP committee cannot convene an ARD/IEP meeting to excuse the 10 days.

 


Question: Does in-school suspension (ISS) count toward the 10 suspension days?

Answer: YES.
Unless the student continues to receive the identical services delineated in his/her ARD/IEP, has the opportunity to progress in the general curriculum, and continues to participate with non-disabled students to the same extent as before, the days count toward the 10 suspension days.