Walker County Schools PBIS
WALKER COUNTY PBIS SCHOOLS
Since 2015, Walker County has been purposefully building a stronger foundation for behavioral success in our schools through the implementation of Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) as supported and guided by the Georgia Department of Education. More information can be found on the PBIS homepage at GADOE.org. As noted there, PBIS “is an evidence-based, data-driven framework proven to reduce disciplinary incidents, increase a school’s sense of safety and support improved academic outcomes.” The greatest benefit to school and district level implementation of PBIS is a foundation of behavioral success in the classroom and school community that ultimately leads to positive workplace behaviors for the future. The focus of PBIS is targeted, continuous teaching of behavior expectations that are age appropriate and socially relevant. Coupled with this direct instruction is an acknowledgement or feedback system for students’ positive behaviors which leads to a more positive and productive climate and culture in our PBIS schools. Through data analysis in monthly meetings, PBIS schools develop targeted action plans to address behavioral deficiencies and concerns. The proactive, preventative nature of PBIS not only provides a safe, welcoming school climate but also allows more time on task for academic instruction. PBIS supports Walker County’s mission to ensure all students leave our district as young adults who are prepared and equipped for college, work, and life.
The following schools are fully implementing PBIS in the 2020 school year. Click to check out their school PBIS website:
NORTH LAFAYETTE ELEMENTARY
LAFAYETTE MIDDLE SCHOOL
ROCK SPRING ELEMENTARY
RIDGELAND HIGH SCHOOL
More about PBIS…
ROSSVILLE ELEMENTARY PBIS GLOW PARTY!!
Rossville Elementary students in all grades enjoyed a welcome back to school with a PBIS Glow Party. Faculty and staff set up special lighting to light up the cafeteria and shared lots of fun music and dancing. No doubt it will be a banner year at RES as they continue to promote a positive culture in their school.