Twenty-two NRMPS schools were recognized by the N.C. Department of Public Instruction for their implementation of Positive Behavior Intervention and Support 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 26 in Raleigh. Those obtaining Green Ribbon Status were: G.R. Edwards Middle, Middlesex Elementary, O.R. Pope Elementary, Red Oak Elementary, Tar River Academy, Rocky Mount High, and Southern Nash High. Schools that obtained Model Status were: Bailey Elementary, Baskerville Elementary, Benvenue Elementary, Cedar Grove Elementary, Coopers Elementary, Englewood Elementary, Nashville Elementary, Spring Hope Elementary, Swift Creek Elementary, Winstead Elementary, Red Oak Middle, Southern Nash Middle and Nash Central High.
Schools that obtained Exemplar Status were: M.B. Hubbard Elementary and Northern Nash High.
Northern Nash High was the only high school ever in North Carolina to receive Exemplar Status two years in row. Rhonda Harrell, PBIS Coordinator for the school district, 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 percent 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 percent 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 percent 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.
The PBIS schools were recognized by the Nash-Rocky Mount Board of Education held March