Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS)

Last Updated: 9/15/2020 4:08 PM

PBIS Schools In Troup County School System

Berta Weathersbee Elementary School  (Operational)
Callaway Middle School  (Operational)
Callaway Elementary School  (Emerging)
Callaway High School (Emerging)
Ethel W. Kight Elementary School    (Operational
Franklin Forrest Elementary School  (Operational)
Gardner Newman Middle School (Emerging)
Hogansville Elementary School (Operational)

Long Cane  Middle School (Emerging)
The HOPE Academy (Installing)
Troup County Comprehensive High School (Installing)

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Jacqueline Jones, EdD
PBIS District Coordinator

George Gilbert, EdS

PBIS Specialist


Success For All Students!

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. PBIS schools apply a multi-tiered approach to prevention, using disciplinary data and principles of behavior analysis to develop school-wide, targeted and individualized interventions and supports to improve school climate for all students. (OSEP Technical Assistance Center on Positive Behavior Interventions & Supports, 2009).
Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is an evidence-based framework that helps schools design effective environments and supports that, when implemented with fidelity, increase teaching and learning opportunities for all students. The American Heritage Dictionary defines discipline as “training that is expected to produce a specific character or pattern of behaviors, especially training that produces moral or mental improvement.” This is the focus of PBIS. Like reading and math, behavior can be taught and since 2008, Georgia’s PBIS team at the GaDOE has worked with over 40 Georgia district’s involving over 400 schools to prevent or reduce problem behaviors while creating more positive learning environments for all students. Georgia’s PBIS schools report reduced discipline rates and increased learning opportunities in their classrooms. This work involves helping districts build the necessary framework to promote positive outcomes for all students over time.


    What's the Plan

Planning gives your team a sense of direction. Planning focus the attention on objectives. Planning establishes a basis for teamwork. Planning helps anticipate problems and cope with the change. Planning provides guidelines for decision making. If you are failing to plan, you can probably plan to fail.

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PBIS Coaches Meeting at Callaway High School
The Troup County School System's PBIS Coaches are the best.  We have begun to have our coaches meetings in schools so that each will have an opportunity to see what is going on in buildings.  At the end of the meeting, we conducted a "visibility" walk to see all of the amazing things that are happening at Callaway High School.TCSS PBIS Coaches .... Rock and have fun too!!


Georgia Department of Education Spotlights Troup County PBIS Schools

 Return on Investment:


Berta Weathersbee Elementary School (2015-2018)

  • 76% reduction in ODR’s (2015-2018)
  • 86% reduction in OSS days (2015-2018)

As a result of 76% reduction in Office Discipline Referrals (ODR’s) Berta Weathersbee has regained 55 instructional days. Administrators have regained 37 additional support days.

1 discipline referral to the office = 30-45 minutes of lost instructional time


Callaway Middle School (2015-2018)

  • 51% reduction in ODR’s (2015-2018)
  • 63% reduction in ISS days (2015-2018)
  • 49% reduction in OSS days (2015-2018)

As a result of 51% reduction in Office Discipline Referrals (ODR’s) Callaway Middle School has regained 67 instructional days. Administrators have regained 45 additional support days.

1 discipline referral to the office = 30-45 minutes of lost instructional time


Callaway High School (2015-2018)

  • 23% reduction in ODR’s (2015-2018)
  • 7% reduction in ISS days (2015-2018)
  • 34% reduction in OSS days (2015-2018)

As a result of 23% reduction in Office Discipline Referrals (ODR’s) Callaway Middle School has regained 30 instructional days. Administrators have regained 20 additional support days.

1 discipline referral to the office = 30-45 minutes of lost instructional time



Facing Hate and Bias at School

Here is a link to sign the pledge to stop Hate and Bias at school. 



PBIS Schools at Work

Schools PBIS Teams starting the year meeting to address face-to-face and virtual learning. The team members emphasize the importance of collaboration, consistent monitoring and being proactive in order to maintain a positive school environment.

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Callaway Middle School

Callaway Middle School PBIS coach Mrs. Erin Dorman, leads the PBIS team through their monthly meeting, continuing to promote a climate of safety, learning and student achievement.

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Troup County PBIS Team Members

Troup County School System PBIS team members visit Metro RESA Showcase featuring Cobb County School District.

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Helpful Resources

Supporting and Responding to Behavior
School Climate and CCRPI
Strategies for Reaching Students
Southeastern School Behavioral Health Community
PBIS Around the Country
Georgia Appleseed
Creating Trauma Sensitive 
Social Skills for Middle School Students
Challenging Our Thinking On Challenging Behaviors
Prevention - Preventive and Reactive Strategies

PBIS and Attendance: http://www.wtvm.com/story/38173825/callaway-high-student-wins-car-as-part-of-positive-behavior-program?mkt_tok=eyJpIjoiWkRWa016QXhZVFF4WkRZNSIsInQiOiJnMG9YY1E2OE43dnZaWXVXb0laZkUzMFJlOFk3aXV1NlwvRm50bkNTMnNaMXN2NzBLaEpcL0s5Tk50YkRWV1dcL1BSdWdXa1duTDdGd2prbnVMRWdhZHBNMzRSMnZoYUdiWjJaczFsRHVhaUIzbEFcL1Uwck9jazlNV1pZTDVnVkNWWlQifQ%3D%3D

Thought of the Day

“Where there is no vision, there is no HOPE.”

– George Washington Carver


Upcoming Events and Other Information

Coaches Corner

PBIS Coaches

  1. Dalecia Williams - BWES
  2. Mary Pelt - CES
  3. Andrea Hopson - EKES
  4. Kim Crawford - FFES
  5. Kim Buchanan - HES
  6. Erin Dorman - CMS
  7. Christina Butler - GNMS
  8. Clinton Demooney - LCMS
  9. LaKeshia Ector - CHS
  10. Mason Bracket - THS
  11. Tiffany Pitts - THA

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Coaches' Clipboard


Strategies for Reaching All Sudents

Dates to remember:

Tiered Fidelity Inventory - Feb./Mar. 2020 (optional unless installing)

Tiered Fidelity Inventory - April/May 2020

Lesson Plans
Accepting NO
Teach Conflict Resolution Skills
Ignoring Peer Distractions
Restorative Practices

Intervention Central

Tough Kid Series

What's Going On: Videos

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8m_kAnypqkw&feature=youtu.be - EKES

PBIS Calendar:

Sept. 2020 PBIS Calendar