Nine Osceola Schools Recognized As Models For Positive Behavioral Interventions And Support For Students
Nine Osceola County schools have recently earned the distinction of being named as Florida's Positive Behavioral Interventions & Support (PBIS) MTSS Model Schools for 2015-2016 for outstanding efforts in addressing student behavior through positive support. The schools recognized include:
Discovery Intermediate, St. Cloud Middle, Horizon Middle, Partin Settlement Elementary, and Flora Ridge Elementary
Zenith School, Central Avenue Elementary, and Ventura Elementary
All nine Osceola schools were awarded Model School status by the Department of Child & Family Studies at University of South Florida, as part of its Positive Behavioral Interventions & Support Project. A PBIS Model School is one that has been extremely successful in developing effective interventions for inappropriate student behavior, and in teaching and reinforcing basic social skills to help children be successful in the school setting.
The PBIS initiative has been in Osceola County schools since 2003. Today, 31 Osceola schools and the Transportation Department are implementing PBIS programs.