13 Schools Receive Awards
– excerpt from Iowa Department of Education Learning Supports
Thirteen schools were recognized last fall for their work on Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) during the 2011-12 school year. Since Iowa began implementing the awards in school year 2009-2010, a full 24 schools have been honored. The current honorees are recognized in three categories, each progressively more developed. The first level, the Honor Recognition Award, went to five schools that have implemented and sustained critical elements of Tier 1. The second level, the Banner award, went to five schools that were recognized for their continued implementation of Tier 1 and have Tier 2 supports in place for students needing targeted interventions. The highest award, the Paramount, went to the three schools that maintained Tiers 1 and 2 and provided intensive supports by establishing Tier 3 systems and practices, including wraparound services.
Congratulations, 2012 Recognition Awards schools and staff!
2011-12 PBIS Recognition Awards
West Delaware Middle
- Sioux Central Elementary*
- Grant Wood Elementary
- LeMars Gehlen Catholic
Clayton Ridge Middle*
Clayton Ridge Elementary
- Sunset Heights Elementary
- West Sioux Elementary*
- Stratford Elementary*
- East Sac Elementary* (Sac City Center)
- East Sac Elementary* (Wall Lake Ctr.)
Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) are a multi-tiered continuum of supports for all students in the school environment. Supported by the Iowa Department of Education, PBIS provides schools with the framework and organizational plan to promote and maximize academic achievement and behavioral competence for all students.
The U.S. Department of Education's Office of Special Education Programs Technical Assistance Center on PBIS indicates there are 13,300 schools implementing PBIS in the United States and other countries including Australia, Iceland, New Zealand, and Canada. Since 2002, PBIS has continued to grow in Iowa. Currently, more than 300 schools are implementing PBIS in 107 districts around the state.
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