Twenty-two Schools Chosen as PBIS Model Schools

Twenty-two Schools Chosen as PBIS Model Schools
Posted on 09/04/2020
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The School District of Lee County is proud to announce 22 schools have been chosen as PBIS Model Schools by the Florida Department of Education PBIS Project. PBIS refers to Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support, which encompasses research-based strategies used to increase quality of life and decrease problem behavior by teaching new skills and making changes in a person's environment.

The 22 schools are:

  • Bonita Springs Elementary – Gold
  • Caloosa Elementary School – Gold
  • Caloosa Middle School – Gold
  • Cape Elementary School – Gold
  • Colonial Elementary School – Bronze
  • Cypress Lake High School – Gold
  • Cypress Lake Middle School – Bronze
  • Dr. Carrie D. Robinson Littleton Elementary School – Silver
  • Harns Marsh Middle School – Gold
  • J. Colin English Elementary - Gold
  • Manatee Elementary School – Gold
  • Orange River Elementary - Gold
  • Pelican Elementary School – Bronze
  • Rayma C. Page Elementary – Bronze
  • River Hall Elementary School – Bronze
  • Sunshine Elementary School – Bronze
  • The Alva School – Bronze
  • Three Oaks Elementary School – Bronze
  • Three Oaks Middle School – Gold
  • Tortuga Preserve Elementary – Gold
  • Trafalgar Elementary School – Gold
  • Trafalgar Middle School – Gold

“To be named a PBIS Model School is recognition for the great evidence-based systems and strategies a school has put in place to increase positive behavior, reduce office referrals and out-of-school suspension, while also increasing a positive climate for students, staff, and families,” says Director of Positive Prevention Chuck Bradley. “The result of implementing PBIS is increased school safety and higher levels of student achievement across the district.”

Schools that have received training in PBIS, demonstrate improved school-wide outcomes, as well as equitable student outcomes, and that have shown fidelity of implementation are recognized by the FLPBIS Project’s Model Schools program. To earn this level of achievement, schools must meet specific criteria:

  • Exemplify high levels of PBIS implementation fidelity,
  • Demonstrate generally low rates of exclusionary discipline when compared to similar school types across the state
  • Demonstrate equitable student outcomes

The 22 PBIS Model Schools will plan celebrations to unveil their new PBIS banners once they arrive.