Windham Central Schools receive VTPBiS Awards

posted Dec 4, 2013, 11:52 AM by Matt Martyn   [ updated Dec 4, 2013, 12:11 PM ]
Three schools within Windham Central have been acknowledged for their efforts in implementing Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBiS).  PBiS is designed to help school teams form a proactive, school-wide, systems approach to improving social and academic competence for all students. 
Over the past few months many schools applied for Vermont PBiS (VTPBiS) Annual Acknowledgements which required schools to meet a variety of criteria to receive the following awards.  These acknowledgements were awarded by the VTPBiS state team to the following schools in Windham Central:
  • NewBrook Elementary School received the VTPBiS Certificate of Recognition "...for achievement in one or several areas including increased staff collaboration, increased use of data to make decisions, and decrease in behavior problems."
  • Both Jamaica Village School and Wardsboro Elementary School received the VTPBiS Exemplar School Ribbon "... awarded to schools that meet criteria for the first two Awards and show evidence of:
    • Sustaining fidelity of implementing Universal PBIS as demonstrated by 2 consecutive years of Benchmarks of Quality at 70% or 80% on School-wide Evaluation Tool
    • Sustained implementation has had positive effects on their academic and behavioral data.

    Currently 39% of Vermont schools (126 schools) in 79% of Supervisory Unions/Supervisory Districts (49 SUs/SDs) are implementing PBiS practices.  Of those, only nine received the "Exemplar School Ribbon" and two the nine are part of Windham Central Supervisory Union!