Caro­line schools awarded for pos­i­tive be­hav­ior achieve­ments

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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.

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