All Ten Caroline School Achieve PBIS Gold Status

All Ten Caroline Schools Achieve PBIS Gold Status  

(PDF) July 10, 2018 - At a recent event held at Wor-Wic Community College in Salisbury, awards were given to Maryland schools for achieving success with schoolwide Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) systems during the 2017-2018 school year. All ten Caroline County schools received the PBIS Maryland Gold Recognition Award.

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.  (

The PBIS Maryland Gold Recognition Award is only be given to those schools that are demonstrating sustainability for the systems, practices, and data utilization for school-wide PBIS and can demonstrate that their implementation has had positive effects on both their discipline and achievement data for at least two years.

Superintendent Patricia Saelens, who attended the event with Supervisor of Pupil Services William Allen, stated, “Our students are able to make good choices and enjoy a positive school climate thanks to the support and leadership of the PBIS teams at each of our schools. It is a pleasure to see them receive recognition at this level for their work.”

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