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Thirty-Five Columbus City Schools Awarded Ohio Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports Recognition

Wedgewood PBIS Gold Award Celebration

May 26, 2021 -- Columbus City Schools (CCS) has been recognized by the Ohio Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports (PBIS) Network for its quality and fidelity of PBIS implementation.

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

Five schools earned Gold status, the highest tier of recognition, four schools received Silver, and 26 schools received the Bronze level distinction. 

PBIS Award Winners

"The implementation of PBIS involves a long-term commitment to a process of evaluation, planning, development and renewal to develop the highest quality program implemented with fidelity," said Columbus City Schools Superintendent/CEO Dr. Talisa Dixon. “The Gold, Silver, and Bronze distinctions demonstrate the impact of our PBIS implementation efforts and supports our students receive so they can excel academically, socially, and emotionally." 

"We are excited to celebrate with our thirty-five schools on their recognition of Gold, Silver, 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."

Bronze-level schools can 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 and 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%.