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Schools noted for PBIS programs

Seventeen NRMPS schools were recently recognized by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction for their implementation of Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (PBIS) programs. 

PBIS programs are a way to impact the learning environments in the schools in order to support high student performance and to reduce behavioral problems. PBIS has been implemented in NRMPS since the 2005-2006 School Year.

Schools that applied for recognition were required to document an active PBIS team, administrator participation, an in-school coach, and submission of data requirements. There are three recognition levels: Green Ribbon, Model and Exemplar.

The following schools were honored at the state-level PBIS Recognition and Training on February 18 in Durham. Those obtaining Green Ribbon Status were: Englewood Elementary, Middlesex Elementary, Nash Central Middle, Pope Elementary, Winstead Avenue Elementary.

Schools that obtained Model Status were: Cedar Grove Elementary, Coopers Elementary, Edwards Elementary, Red Oak Middle, Southern Nash Middle, Spring Hope Elementary, Swift Creek Elementary and Williford Elementary.

Schools that obtained Exemplar Status were: Baskerville Elementary, Benvenue Elementary, Nashville Elementary, and Northern Nash High.

Northern Nash High was  the second high school ever in North Carolina to receive Exemplar Status.

Rhonda Harrell, Coordinator of At-Risk Programs, said she was pleased to see schools recognized for their efforts.

“The last several years, we’ve had a majority of our  schools recognized for their PBIS efforts by the state. Even better is that we can see the real fruits of their labor—improved student achievement and decreases in discipline referrals.” Harrell said. “We demonstrate that we are implementing the program with fidelity as evidenced by the gains we see both behaviorally and academically.”

Green Ribbon schools completed Module I team training and started PBIS implementation. They attained at least a Level I on the Implementation Inventory and 80% total score.

Model schools completed all of the requirements for Green Ribbon Schools and completed Module 2 training. They have also achieved a Level 2 on the Implementation Inventory and 90% total score.

Exemplar schools completed requirements for Green Ribbon and Model schools and have completed all three team training Modules. They scored a Level 3 or higher on the Implementation Inventory and a 95% total score.

These schools also have at least 2 consecutive years of required behavioral, attendance, and academic data that shows improvement, and they have documented at least one additional data element that they are tracking as a team.

Pictured (Above): Representatives from NRMPS schools were recognized by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction and the Nash-Rocky Mount Board of Education for their work to implement Positive Behavior Intervention and Support Programs (PBIS) with students across the district. (Contributed  photo)

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