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Texas Behavior Support Initiative (TBSI)* Q & A Document: Training Implementation

TBSI website

How will the Texas Education Agency (TEA) address the training requirements of the Texas Administrative Code (TAC)§ 89.1053 (Procedures for Use of Restraint and Time-Out)?
TEA has designated to Region IV Education Service Center (ESC) the leadership role for TBSI.


Is there a face-to-face training?
Yes.  To register click here: TBSI: face-to-face training
How can I access the Region IV on-line training?
The training can be accessed at the Region IV web site. Follow the directions below.

TBSI Registration

1. Go to the Region 4 website at and click on the Professional Development link.

2. Choose Register Online in the drop down.

3. From the Professional Development Online Registration page, select the link that says: Signup for a FREE account today.

4. Once an account has been created click the Search Offerings button in the green Quick Links box and search for TBSI.

5. Determine which TBSI training you would like to complete and click on the title.

6. Once directed to the Event Detail page, click the blue Register button.

7. Continue as prompted and click Checkout. Then click the Complete Checkout button to finalize the registration for the training.

8. The system will display confirmation of the training registration and will send a confirmation email to the participant’s email address. The URL address for the training, which has been blurred out on this picture, will be included in the confirmation of training display as well as in the confirmation email.

Are the requirements of TAC §89.1053 applicable to Juvenile Justice Alternative Education Programs (JJAEP)?
Yes, the Texas Education Code (TEC) §37.0021 and the Commissioner Rules regarding the use of time-out and restraint (TAC §89.1053) apply to JJAEPs but not to secure correctional and detention facilities that are not served by school districts. Therefore, school personnel providing educational services to students in JJAEPs are subject to the provisions of TEC §37.0021.
How can I get a copy of TAC §89.1053?
Download a copy.

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