Seven Yancey Schools Recognized for Positive Behavior
Seven of Yancey County Schools were recognized by the Exceptional Children Division of the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction at the annual Positive Behavior Intervention & Support (PBIS) Initiative Workshop & Recognition Ceremony in March at the Lake Junaluska Conference and Retreat Center. Four hundred seventy-six schools from across North Carolina were recognized for successful implementation of PBIS.
Keeping students engaged and maintaining a healthy, productive school environment is more important than ever. PBIS is a framework of intervention practices, decision-making tools, and organizational systems used to establish the positive and productive learning environment needed for all students to achieve success. Schools that fully implement PBIS can expect to manage behavior more efficiently and consistently, decrease unwanted behavior, and witness a positive change in school climate.
Schools applied to earn recognition by submitting multiple reports documenting that they met implementation criteria. Yancey County Schools has been a part of that state-wide PBIS Initiative since 2003, and works to improve PBIS implementation through ongoing evaluation. This is the sixth year that schools from Yancey County have earned state PBIS Recognition. Schools earning recognition include: Bald Creek Elementary, Model School; Bee Log Elementary, Exemplar School; Cane River Middle, Model School; Clearmont Elementary, Exemplar School; East Yancey Middle, Exemplar School; Micaville Elementary, Model School; South Toe Elementary, Exemplar School.
All schools receiving recognition were honored at the Yancey County Board of Education meeting on May 5, 2014.
More information about the NC PBIS Initiative and the recognition program is available at: