Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS)

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.
GADOE and West Ga. RESA visit Callaway Middle School
Georgia PBIS Specialist Anthony Feldmann and West Georgia RESA School Climate Specialist, Dr. Lynn Skinner joins Callaway Middle School during their PBIS team meeting.
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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. 



The HOPE Academy

People, Passion, Purpose

Transforming our youth one life at a time, from the inside out

Parent Appreciation Featuring

PBIS and Title I 

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In recognition of Parent Involvement Month, our staff and students honored parents and guardians with an Appreciation Luncheon. A huge THANK YOU is extended to Mrs. Cofield and her group of students for preparing and serving our meal. We would also like to thank our Central Office staff, parents and community partners for supporting our students.

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

GAPBIS Conference 2019: 


Coaches Corner

PBIS Coaches

  1. Jessi Slater - BWES
  2. Corey Webb - CES
  3. Andrea Hopson - EKES
  4. Kim Crawford - FFES
  5. Amanda Wilson - HES
  6. Freda Weldon - CMS
  7. Christina Butler - GNMS
  8. Clinton Demooney - LCMS
  9. LaKeshia Ector - CHS
  10. Mason Bracket - THS
  11. Tiffany Pitts - THA



Coaches' Clipboard


Strategies for Reaching All Sudents

Dates to remember:
Tiered Fidelity Inventory - Oct./Nov. 2019

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

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