(Media release from Floyd County Schools, GA):
Garden Lakes Elementary, Johnson Elementary and Model Elementary all have been recognized as a “PBIS Distinguished School” for their implementation of PBIS throughout their schools.
PBIS, or Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports, is an evidence-based, three-tiered framework to improve and integrate all of the data, systems and practices affecting student outcomes every day.
More than 1,400 Georgia schools and 27,000 nationwide have been trained in PBIS. Floyd County Schools began using PBIS in 2008 and, currently, 14 of the 16 school campuses use the positive behavior program.
The purpose of the “PBIS Distinguished School” recognition is to identify schools that exemplify best practices in the implementation of PBIS. The level of distinction is based on the tiered training that the school has completed and the number of discipline referrals per year. Distinguished schools meet 6 out of 6 areas on the PBIS rubric.
When implemented properly, PBIS improves social emotional competence, academic success and the overall school climate.