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New program at local school district focuses on positive behavior of students


DELANSON, N.Y. – A Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) program kicks off at a local middle and high school on Friday.

This school year, parents of some Duanesburg Middle and High Schools students will receive letters in the mail about how well they are doing.

On Friday, students and staff will help kick off the PBIS program at the school in hopes of creating an environment where there is more learning and less discipline.  To help kick off this goal the schools have a new theme, Disciplined, Driven and Dignified.

Students will be rewarded for their good behavior throughout the year with group activities like kickball, computer games, laser tag, and rock wall climbing. There will also be prize drawings for those students who have shown positive behavior.

The reward program began at 8:15 a.m. and lasted until 11 a.m. so school lessons could resume. 

PBIS is based on the idea that students learn appropriate behavior through instruction, practice, feedback and encouragement.

The Duanesburg Elementary School is also taking part in the PBIS program but the celebrations started on September 20. 

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