Galion City School District

11/24/2020 | News release | Distributed by Public on 11/24/2020 10:43

Galion Intermediate School earns award for positive behavior programs

November 24, 2020

The Galion City Schools is excited to announce that the Galion Intermediate School has received the Bronze Award for its success with Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) for the second year in a row.

PBIS involves teaching students expected behaviors in a consistent and positive way, modeling and acknowledging those behaviors, and helping all students meet expectations and be successful. PBIS has been shown to improve student achievement, student behavior, and school climate.

'Our staff has put in a great deal of time and effort to develop our PBIS program,' Intermediate School Principal Alex Sharick said. 'Our goal now is to continue providing great programs for our students and continually get better with our results.'.

Ohio PBIS Network first recognized schools that were model examples of strong PBIS programs in 2015. In 2020, Galion Intermediate School applied and was one of only 215 schools in Ohio to earn the Bronze award.

'Being one of only 215 schools in the entire state of Ohio to receive the Bronze level designation is a wonderful accomplishment for the Intermediate School staff,' Galion Superintendent Jennifer Allerding said. 'We are very proud of their hard work and look forward to the continued growth of the PBIS program at the Intermediate School.'

Galion Intermediate PBIS team members include Sam Staton, Paula Prince, Lisa Fisher, and Kirstie Naumoff. Galion Intermediate School will be honored at the 2020 Ohio PBIS Showcase in conjunction with the Ohio Leadership Advisory Council (OLAC) virtual conference on December 15, 2020.