All Schools Recognized with PBIS Awards


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All ten Caroline County Public Schools were recognized for their success with school-wide Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) systems in the 2018-2019 school year. The awards were given at a recent conference held at Wor-Wic Community College in Salisbury.

Schools were recognized as follows:

  • Gold – Colonel Richardson High School, Federalsburg Elementary School, Greensboro Elementary School, Preston Elementary School, and Ridgely Elementary School
  • Silver – Denton Elementary School, Lockerman Middle School, and North Caroline High School
  • Bronze – Caroline Career and Technology Center and Colonel Richardson Middle School

Schoolwide PBIS is a system of support that involves proactive strategies for defining, teaching, and supporting appropriate student behaviors to create positive learning environments. Through PBIS, a continuum of positive behavior support is implemented for all students in both classroom and non-classroom settings.  Teaching behavioral expectations and rewarding students for demonstrating them is a much more positive approach than just reacting to misbehavior with discipline.  The purpose of schoolwide PBIS is to establish a climate in which appropriate behavior is the norm.  (

Superintendent Patricia Saelens, who attended the event with Supervisor of Pupil Services William Allen, stated, “We are proud of the work PBIS leadership teams are doing in each of our schools. Their efforts enable students to make good choices and enjoy a positive school climate which ultimately impacts student achievement.”

The school teams were also recognized at the September board of education meeting.

(All photos available on Caroline County Public Schools Flickr page.)