Morristown Elementary School, Stowe Elementary School and Peoples Academy Middle Level — all part of the Lamoille South school district — have all received merit ribbons from Vermont Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports for the 2018-19 school year.

The program is a statewide effort to help school teams form active, school-wide systems approach to improving social and academic competence for all students.

“We are thrilled that three of our schools received this meaningful recognition,” said Tracy Wrend, the school superintendent. “They have been working hard to improve student social and academic performance through problem-solving frameworks, and it is rewarding to see this work resulting in positive outcomes.”

Merit ribbons were awarded for implementing universal positive behavioral intervention and supports, and for using behavior data within a problem-solving framework to improve what students decide to do.

Schools in the program report a dramatic decrease in the number of behavior problems, and one result is much more support and inclusion for students.

The awards will be presented Oct. 10 at a leadership forum at the Killington Grand Hotel. Information: pbisvermont.org.

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