Middle School Positive Behavior Support Program Hosts Visitors
The Middle School of Plainville recently hosted a group of visitors to learn about the successful Positive Behavior Support (PBS) program currently in place. Linda Forman, Legislative Assistant to Congressman Chris Murphy, and Kristina Jones, consultant from the State Education Resource Center, gathered with district administrators to review the middle school's behavior program, which has been in place since 2006. The Middle School of Plainville was selected for this visit due to their long commitment to PBS and the school's successful outcomes. Ms. Forman is working on legislation that will include practices found in PBS, which contribute to a positive school climate. Ms. Forman's visit to the middle school provided her with an opportunity to learn about such practices. Middle School Dean of Students Tom Laudadio provided an overview of the PBS program, and led a discussion about the program's launch, growth and success in Plainville over the past several years.
"Having a school-wide process in place that supports appropriate student behaviors helps create a positive learning environment," said Laudadio.
"It is very encouraging to see Congressman Murphy's interest in supporting this highly successful program. PBS has made a tremendously positive impact on the educational experience of everyone at the Middle School of Plainville and I know it can do the same for any other school. I would like to take the opportunity to acknowledge both Tom Laudadio and Assistant Superintendent Maureen Schiffer for being the driving force behind the successful implementation of PBS at MSP," said Middle School of Plainville Principal, Matthew Guarino.
-Posted on March 25, 2011 at 01:58 PM
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