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Eighteen Columbus City Schools Receive State Recognition for Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports

Columbus City Schools is being recognized by the Ohio Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports (PBIS) Network for its quality and fidelity of PBIS implementation.

Eighteen CCS schools have earned Gold and Bronze recognition for their team-based planning and problem solving to implement PBIS interventions and supports in schools.

Earning Gold status, the highest tier of recognition are Binns and Georgian Heights Elementary Schools. Sixteen schools received the Bronze level distinction; Alpine, Avalon, Avondale, Easthaven, Forest Park, Indian Springs, Lindbergh, Northtowne, Oakland Park, Parkmoor, Salem, Valleyview, and West Mound Elementary Schools, Mifflin, Johnson Park, and Sherwood Middle Schools.

"We are excited to celebrate with our 18 schools on their recognition of Gold and Bronze status from the Ohio PBIS showcase,” said Cheryl Ward, Director, Social-Emotional and Student Support Services, Columbus City Schools. “This recognition is a reflection of the time, effort and commitment these schools have made in providing a PBIS framework in their buildings and moving their staff and students toward a stronger climate and culture.”
The implementation of PBIS involves a long-term commitment to a process of evaluation, planning, development and renewal in order to develop the highest quality program implemented with fidelity.

“Our PBIS teams are committed to building relationships with our overall learning community,” said Columbus City Schools Superintendent Dr. Talisa Dixon. “The Gold and Bronze distinctions demonstrate the impact of our PBIS implementation efforts and supports our students receive so they can excel academically, socially, and emotionally.

Bronze-level schools are able to document evidence of a comprehensive system of behavioral supports at tier 1 with a Tiered Fidelity Inventory (TFI) score of at least 70%. Silver-level schools must meet the criteria for bronze level as well as implement with a higher level of fidelity. These schools must also implement tier II supports with a TFI of at least 70%. Finally, Gold-level schools must meet all the criteria for bronze and silver levels and implement at the highest level of fidelity. These schools must also maintain tier II and tier III supports with a TFI of at least 70%.
The 5th annual Ohio PBIS Showcase will highlight the bronze, silver and gold award winners for 2019, on December 11, at the Dayton Convention Center. The Showcase is an opportunity for Ohio school districts implementing Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports to showcase what works in Ohio schools.