Bryan County Schools has six schools that recently received the Georgia Department of Education’s highest recognition for their work with Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports (PBIS) implementation. Lanier Primary, Richmond Hill Primary, Richmond Hill Elementary, Bryan County Elementary, McAllister Elementary, and Richmond Hill Middle received the Five Star School Climate Rating.
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. PBIS is a preventative and proactive framework proven to improve school climate by promoting positive relationships between school personnel, students, families, and other stakeholders. The premise of PBIS is that continual teaching, combined with acknowledgement or feedback of positive student behavior will reduce unnecessary discipline and promote a climate of greater productivity, safety and learning.
“PBIS has greatly decreased our discipline issues and our school staff are able to spend more time in quality academic instruction,” stated Dr. Paul Brooksher, Superintendent. “I am proud of the commitment by these schools’ staff and leadership teams to help students better manage their behaviors and refine their problem-solving skills. These strategies create a safer and more positive school environment.”