• Assess the needs of the students
  • Identify programs and practices to meet needs
  • Assess the fit and feasibility of implementing and sustaining the identified program or innovation

In this stage, the school or district involves key stakeholders to form an implementation team. The team identifies potential programs, identifies, and barriers to implementation. The implementation team uses the Hexagon Tool to evaluate and choose programs systematically.


This document provides basic information about PAX GBG and why schools would want to implement it.

NIRN Hexagon Tool

Is a complete Hexagon Tool regarding why PAX GBG is right for Montana.

PAX Tips and Suggestions

Learn how to assess if PAX is right for your school and how to gain staff consensus for moving forward.

Hexagon Tool Template

Use this form to determine your district’s readiness to implement PAX GBG and determine what resources will need to be developed.

Board Presentation

Adapt this presentation for your School Board to gain support and consensus.

Implementation Team Development Form

Use this form to guide the development of a PAX GBG Implementation Team.

Montana PAX Good Behavior Game Implementation

This map displays PAX Good Behavior Game (PAX GBG) in the state of Montana. Each school implementing PAX has a pin on the map in their specific community in Montana. The pins are color-coded by each school’s funding source of the PAX program (blue pin: Montana Health Care Foundation, maroon pin: HB118, orange pin: Headwaters Foundation, green pin: Project AWARE Grant, and purple pin: SAMHSA). Using the map legend, select which schools to be displayed on the map, sorted by their funding source. Under the description of each selected pin, the school’s grade levels participating and the implementation date of PAX can be found. In the more urbanized parts of Montana, schools are closer together- please use the zoom in feature of the map to reveal more pins.