The Prior Lake middle school Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports team was recently named a 2019 exemplar by the Minnesota PBIS State Leadership Team, according to Prior Lake-Savage Area Schools.
PBIS is a framework for helping schools use evidence-based behavioral interventions with students for better academic and social lives. The program celebrates students for doing great things, teaches students who show negative behaviors about ways to improve, and teaches behavior expectations like other curriculum.
The program serves both Hidden Oaks and Twin Oaks middle schools, according to the district. The team will be recognized at the Minnesota Department of Education Summer Institute in June.