The Georgia Department of Education recognized Franklin County Middle School for implementing PBIS with fidelity for the 2014-2015 school year.
Franklin County elementary schools are implementing PBIS during the 2015-2016 school year.
**Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is an evidence-based, data-driven framework proven to reduce disciplinary incidents, increase a school’s sense of safety, and support improved academic outcomes. More than 22,000 U.S. schools are implementing PBIS and saving countless instructional hours otherwise lost to discipline. The premise of PBIS is that continual teaching, combined with acknowledgement or feedback of positive student behavior will reduce unnecessary discipline and promote a climate of greater productivity, safety and learning. (from the Georgia Department of Education website)**
Mark Fynewever (PBIS Program Specialist, Georgia Department of Education)
Andrea Antepenko (PBIS Team, FCMS) Jenny Tollison (PBIS Team, FCMS)
Kelly Akin (Assistant Principal, FCMS)
Sean Williamson (PBIS Coordinator, Franklin County)
Beginning with the 2014-2015 school year, all students born on or after January 1, 2002, and entering or transferring into seventh grade in Georgia, must receive a tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis (whooping cough) booster vaccination (Tdap) and an adolescent meningococcal vaccination (MCV4). The same applies for any students new to Georgia who are entering grades eight through twelve. This law affects all public and private schools including charter schools, community schools, juvenile court schools and other alternative school settings (excluding homeschool).