PBIS Project Recognizes 42 PCPS Schools With Awards

PBIS Project Recognizes 42 PCPS Schools With Awards

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Our schools piled up the PBIS awards in 2021-22!

A total 42 PCPS schools earned Model School status last year from the Florida Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) Project. The PBIS initiative promotes good behavior, student success, and positive, safe environments through a multi-tiered system implemented by schools.

Model Schools are those that use PBIS practices at a high level and meet discipline goals, serving as examples for other schools.

Charles Morrison, a PBIS coordinator for Polk County Public Schools, said he is exceptionally proud of the 42 schools that earned awards last year. The results show that schools have been able to resume their effective PBIS practices and routines after the disruptions caused by COVID, Morrison said.

“These schools have not only risen to that challenge, they’ve succeeded,” he said. “This all goes back to our teachers and staff, and the work they’ve done to manage behavior in the classroom.”

Congratulations to our PBIS Model Schools for 2021-22:

– Platinum: Combee Academy of Design and Engineering, Griffin Elementary, Lake Alfred Elementary, Lincoln Avenue Academy, Loughman Oaks Elementary, Southwest Elementary, Wahneta Elementary

– Gold: Brigham Academy, Lewis Anna Woodbury Elementary

– Silver: Alturas Elementary, Auburndale Central Elementary, Caldwell Elementary, Jean O’Dell Learning Center, Lena Vista Elementary, Medulla Elementary, Palmetto Elementary

– Bronze: Alta Vista Elementary, Boswell Elementary, Chain of Lakes Elementary, Churchwell Elementary, Cleveland Court Elementary, Dixieland Elementary, Dr. N.E. Roberts Elementary, Dundee Elementary Academy, Eastside Elementary, Floral Avenue Elementary, Frostproof Ben Hill Griffin, Jr. Elementary, Highlands Grove Elementary, Horizons Elementary, Pinewood Elementary, Polk City Elementary, Purcell Elementary, R. Bruce Wagner Elementary, Sandhill Elementary, Scott Lake Elementary, Sikes Elementary, Sleepy Hill Elementary, Socrum Elementary, Spessard L. Holland Elementary, Valleyview Elementary, Wendell Watson Elementary, Winston Academy of Engineering