Four Osceola Schools Recognized As Models For Positive Behavior Support For Students
Four Osceola County public schools have recently earned the distinction of being named as Florida's Positive Behavior Support (PBS) Model Schools for 2014-2015 for outstanding efforts in addressing student behavior through positive support. The schools recognized include:
Gold Level: Neptune Middle
Bronze Level: Flora Ridge Elementary, Horizon Middle, and St. Cloud Middle
All four Osceola schools were awarded Model School status by the Department of Child & Family Studies at University of South Florida, as part of its Positive Behavior Support: Response to Intervention For Behavior Project. A PBS 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. Each first-time Model School will receive a banner, and returning schools will receive a certificate from the University of South Florida's PBS: RtIB Project.
"I am extremely proud of the efforts of these Osceola schools in earning Model School status," said Superintendent Melba Luciano. "One of our primary goals is to develop a safe and caring educational environment so that student achievement can increase. Across the district, we work to address problem behavior through positive support so that our students can focus on learning."
The PBS initiative has been in Osceola County schools since 2003. Today, 25 Osceola schools and the Transportation Department are implementing PBS programs.