Caroline schools awarded for positive behavior achievements
SALISBURY — All 10 Caroline County schools recently received the Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) Maryland Gold Recognition Award, for success during the 2017-18 school year.
All winners from across the state were recognized during an event held at Wor-Wic Community College in Salisbury.
The PBIS Maryland Gold Recognition Award is only given to those schools demonstrating sustainability for the systems, practices and data use for school-wide PBIS, and can demonstrate their implementation has had positive effects on both discipline and achievement data for at least two years.
Caroline County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Patricia Saelens attended the event, with Supervisor of Pupil Services William Allen.
“Our students are able to make good choices and enjoy a positive school climate thanks to the support and leadership of the PBIS teams at each of our schools,” said Saelens. “It is a pleasure to see them receive recognition at this level for their work.”
PBIS uses proactive strategies for defining, teaching and supporting appropriate student behaviors to create positive learning environments.
Through PBIS, a continuum of positive behavior support is implemented for all students in both classroom and non-classroom settings. Teaching behavioral expectations and rewarding students for demonstrating them has proven to be a more positive approach than reacting to misbehavior with discipline. The aim is to establish a climate in which appropriate behavior is the norm.