Positive Behavior Support Award

Nearly 100 District Schools Receive State Positive Behavior Support Resilience Award
Posted on 10/18/2021
Florida PBIS Resilience Award

For the 2020-2021 school year, 91 schools in the Palm Beach County School District were designated as model schools and received the Positive Behavior Support Resilience Award.

To earn the designation, the schools completed training and met all the criteria required by the Positive Behavior Interventions and Support (PBIS) program, which includes developing student skills, making changes to the school environment, acknowledging appropriate student behavior, and using data to identify needed supports for its students.

“The sheer number of Palm Beach County schools that received the Resilience Award from PBIS this year is a testament to the dedication of our schools. It is impressive!” said Diane Wyatt, Director of the District’s Safe Schools department.

The PBIS initiative is an evidence-based practice used to create equitable outcomes and reduce instances of students being disciplined. Priority is placed on empowering students and teachers to nurture a positive and supportive school culture by promoting relationships among students, staff, families, and the community.

Schools that demonstrate effective PBIS implementation are recognized by the Florida Positive Behavior and Intervention Support Project, ultimately receiving the PBIS Model School award. The schools have demonstrated the ability to establish social norms on their campuses that improve the social, emotional, and behavioral outcomes of students.

The Award is a way to recognize schools for continuing their PBIS initiatives while also dealing with the challenges of virtual instruction and activities that had to be modified due to the pandemic.

"School districts nationwide are navigating the most unimaginable circumstances, and District schools have had to be creative with methods for instructing our students while at the same time focusing on ensuring student safety,” Wyatt said.

View the list of Palm Beach County District schools that earned the Model Schools designation and PBIS Resilience Award.

The School District of Palm Beach County