Excelsior and Linn Grove Recognized for PBIS
The Iowa Department of Education has recognized Excelsior Middle School and Linn Grove Elementary for their work on implementing Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS).
The Linn-Mar schools are among 110 schools awarded statewide for their work in implementing PBIS.
Excelsior and Linn Grove both achieved Banner Level recognition. Banner schools are sustaining universal systems and practices. Students are accessing interventions such as Check in/Check out and 50% are responding positively to the support.
The Tier 2 team engages families and staff; and uses a daily progress report to progress monitor student response to additional supports.
PBIS is a multi-tiered system of support for behavior and provides the framework for teachers to provide and monitor prevention and intervention practices.
The schools’ work in PBIS focuses on conditions to support learning by providing positive, predictable a nd safe environments. If done effectively, PBIS has been shown to reduce major disciplinary infractions, reduce out-of-school suspension, improve prosocial behavior, improve academic achievement and improve school climate.
Congratulations to Excelsior Middle School and Linn Grove Elementary!