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Schools Recognized for Positive Behavior Intervention and Support

Six Union County Schools were recognized by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. Porter Ridge Elementary, Prospect Elementary, Shiloh Elementary, Union Elementary, Waxhaw Elementary and East Union Middle School were recognized for implementation of Positive Behavior Intervention and Support at a high level of fidelity.

Keeping students engaged and maintaining a healthy, productive school environment is more important than ever. PBIS is an approach comprised of intervention practices and organizational systems for establishing the social culture, learning and teaching environment, and individual behavior supports needed to achieve academic and social success for all students (Sugai, et al, 2010, p. 13). Schools that implement Positive Behavior Intervention and Support fully can expect to become more efficient and consistent with behavior management, use preventative measures to decrease unwanted behavior, experience a shift in attention to appropriate behaviors and witness a positive climate and philosophy change. 

These six Union County schools were among 383 schools in North Carolina that earned one of three levels of recognition. In order to receive any level of recognition from the state Department of Public Instruction, these schools completed an application process that included multiple reports based on behavior and academic data. The Union County schools that received recognition by North Carolina’s Department of Public Instruction did so because the faculty and staff at these schools demonstrated high levels of implementation based on PBIS evaluations and were able to provide data that showed an improvement in both behavior and academic performance.

Union County Schools have been a part of this state-wide initiative since 2000. To assure that PBIS schools in Union County maintain fidelity of implementation, there are multiple layers of support provided by the district and the state in the form of consultation and training.

More information about the NC Positive Behavior Intervention and Support Initiative and its state recognition program is available at http://www.ncpublicschools.org/positivebehavior/.
 

Written by: Department of Public Instruction
Posted: Nov 26, 2012 by Hillary Kroboth

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