Brunswick City Schools has been recognized for their success with Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports (PBIS). PBIS involves teaching students expected behaviors in a consistent and positive way, modeling and acknowledging those behaviors, and helping all students meet expectations and be successful.
Brunswick City Schools started PBIS with the 2015-2016 school year. With a theme of PRIDE, the buildings began incorporating the elements of Performance, Respect, Integrity, Determination and Effort through various activities and programs. Banners were displayed throughout the district as a reminder to students that Brunswick is a place where everyone should feel appreciated, safe, respected and proud.
PBIS has been shown to improve student achievement, student behavior, and school climate. In 2015, Ohio first recognized schools who are model examples of strong PBIS. In 2016, nine of the district’s 11 buildings applied, and all nine earned recognition at the bronze level. This is the highest level of recognition a building can receive after its first year of PBIS implementation.
Brunswick City Schools had nine of the 47 bronze schools to be recognized at this level of distinction, and nine of the 55 schools to be recognized at any of the levels (Gold, Silver, or Bronze). Representatives from Kidder Elementary School were honored for their success and accepted the nine awards at the 2016 Ohio PBIS Showcase in Wilmington, Ohio on December 1, 2016.
Through PBIS, and the theme of PRIDE, Brunswick City Schools will continue to be a place with a highly supportive and encouraging environment where all students can excel and reach their full potential.