More than a half dozen Gwinnett County public schools have been recognized by the Georgia Department of Education for their Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports programs.
PBIS guides selection, integration, and implementation of the best evidence-based behavioral practices for improving behavior outcomes for all students. It encourages positive behaviors with recognition for those students who exhibited appropriate school conduct.
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The following schools were recognized by the state as “Distinguished” for their implementation of PBIS.
· Brookwood Elementary
· Lawrenceville Elementary
· Lilburn Elementary
· Peachtree Elementary
· Duluth Middle
· Sweetwater Middle
· The BRIDGE at Buice Center, supported by North Metro Georgia Network for Educational & Therapeutic Supports
Gwinnett schools made up nearly half of the 16 schools in the state that earned the designation. Schools earning the Distinguished designation are eligible for:
· Letter of recognition from State Superintendent Richard Woods
· Signed certificate of recognition from Superintendent Woods
· 5 bonus points recommended for School Climate Star Rating
· Listed on the GaDOE-PBIS webpage as an active PBIS school
· Eligible to serve as a demonstration site for schools or dignitaries
· May be invited to present at state conferences and webinars
The following 41 Gwinnett schools earned recognition as Operational Schools.
Beaver Ridge Elementary
Berkeley Lake Elementary
Camp Creek Elementary
Duncan Creek Elementary
Gwin Oaks Elementary
Sugar Hill Elementary
Winn Holt Elementary
Grace Snell Middle
Mill Creek High
GIVE Center West
Each year, the GaDOE recognizes schools and programs that have created and maintained a positive school climate through the implementation of PBIS.
PBIS supports schools, districts, and states to build systems capacity for implementing a multi-tiered approach to social, emotional, and behavior support. PBIS provides an operational framework for achieving these outcomes. More than 1,200 Georgia schools and 27,000 nationwide have been trained in PBIS.
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