Posted: Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Seven Schools Recognized for Positive Behavior Programs
Seven Greenville County Schools received awards from the State Department of Education for their efforts in promoting positive behavior practices in their schools. These schools have implemented school-wide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports and are seeing improved student outcomes as a result. Recognized schools are good models for other schools that are interested in PBIS.
- Alexander Elementary – Ribbon
- Fork Shoals School – Banner
- Hollis Elementary – Banner
- Lake Forest Elementary – Banner
- Mauldin Elementary – Ribbon
- Monaview Elementary – Ribbon
- Thomas E. Kerns Elementary - Exemplar
A Ribbon School is a school who has implemented PBIS practices for at least one year and is consistently implementing universal supports for all students.
A Banner School is a school who has implemented PBIS practices for at least two years and is consistently implementing universal supports and specific supports for at-risk students.
An Exemplar School is a school who has implemented PBIS practices for at least two years and is consistently implementing universal and at-risk supports as well as specific supports for highly at-risk students.
Specific characteristics of PBIS Recognized Schools are their consistent methods of:
(1) Utilization of data based decisions to better serve students and staff,
(2) Creative and engaging acknowledgement/reward systems,
(3) Inclusiveness of PBIS throughout the school,
(4) Collaboration with the community,
(5) Orientation of new students and staff throughout the school year, and
(6) Integrating PBIS into daily activities across all available teaching opportunities.