Schuyler Elementary Awarded Gold Status for PBS Program

Schuyler R-1 Elementary was among the few schools, awarded Gold status, the top level of successful implementation of the Schoolwide Positive Behavior Support program.
The award allows the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education an opportunity to recognize those schools – out of the 800 participating in the program – who are implementing the three tiers of the Schoolwide Positive Behavior Support program at an exemplary level.
Missouri Schoolwide Positive Behavior Support
Missouri Schoolwide Positive Behavior Support (MO SW-PBS) is the largest statewide program focused on schoolwide positive behavior support with more than 800 participating schools in 220 districts across Missouri. MO SW-PBS is supported through an active partnership with the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) and the University of Missouri Center for SW-PBS.
SW-PBS is a process for creating safer and more effective schools, by structuring the learning environment to support the academic and social success of all students. The process supports the adoption and long-term implementation of efficient and effective discipline throughout the school environment. SW-PBS methods are research-based, proven to significantly reduce the occurrence of problem behaviors in schools, and supported by a three-tiered model.
The criteria are intentionally set high. Each recognition level typically requires two to three years of intense work to achieve the required goals for each tier. These rigorous criteria and time requirements are necessary for schools to develop sustainable systems and practices, and to successfully implement these with staff and students. Indeed, many of the state’s most successful schools took a full year to prepare prior to implementing with students.

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