BIBB COUNTY, Georgia (KBTV) – Across the Bibb County School District, from December 12 through 16, many schools are celebrating the Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports program with PBIS Week.
The celebrations also include mental health first aid kids, provided by Project AWARE, to support self-care for our students’ mental well-being. This year, 18 District schools were named Distinguished PBIS Schools: Alexander II Magnet School, Bruce Elementary School, Sonny Carter Elementary School, Central High School, Elam Alexander Academy at Burke, Elam Alexander Academy at Southwest, Hartley Elementary School, Ingram-Pye Elementary School, John R. Lewis Elementary School, Rosa Taylor Elementary School, Rutland High School, Skyview Elementary School, SOAR Academy, Southwest High School, Union Elementary School, Veterans Elementary School, Vineville Academy of the Arts and W.S. Hutchings College and Career Academy.
Just seven high schools statewide received this honor, with three located in Bibb County. Additionally, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School, Springdale Elementary School and Weaver Middle School were named Operational PBIS Schools, the second-highest recognition level.
To be recognized at the state level, schools must show dedicated implementation of PBIS practices. This includes review of data and other results, as well as visits and a clear implementation plan.