Representatives of the schools receiving Exemplar PBIS designation, G.W. Carver Principal Dino Ellis, SouthWest Edgecombe Principal Craig Harris, G.W. Bulluck Principal Thomas Holland, Coker-Wimberly Assistant Principal Benita Knight and Princeville Principal Annette Walker, stand with with school board Chairwoman Evelyn Wilson and Superintendent John Farrelly.

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Representatives of the schools receiving Exemplar PBIS designation, G.W. Carver Principal Dino Ellis, SouthWest Edgecombe Principal Craig Harris, G.W. Bulluck Principal Thomas Holland, Coker-Wimberly Assistant Principal Benita Knight and Princeville Principal Annette Walker, stand with with school board Chairwoman Evelyn Wilson and Superintendent John Farrelly.

Edgecombe schools recognized for initiative work

From Staff Reports

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All 14 Edgecombe County Public Schools were recognized at a recent Board of Education meeting for their accomplishments in implementing Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports.

Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports is a statewide initiative focused on proactive measures for improving social competence and academic achievement for all students.

Coker-Wimberly Elementary School, SouthWest Edgecombe High School, Princeville Elementary School, G.W. Bulluck Elementary School and G.W. Carver Elementary School were awarded Exemplary School designation. This is the highest level of recognition and reserved for schools that have completed all training, are actively implementing Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports, are maintaining a score of 95 or above on the School-wide Evaluation Tool and have data indicating improved academic and behavior outcomes.

Model School designation is awarded to schools that have completed the first two modules of training, are actively implementing Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports and are maintaining a score of 90 or above on the annual School-wide Evaluation Tool evaluation.

Edgecombe Early College High School, North Edgecombe High School, Phillips Middle School, W.A. Pattillo Middle School, South Edgecombe Middle School and Stocks Elementary School received the Model School designation. Green Ribbon School designation is given to schools that have completed the first training module, have begun to implement Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports and are maintaining a minimum score of 80 on the annual SET evaluation.

Martin Millennium Academy, Tarboro High School, and West Edgecombe Middle School received Green Ribbon recognition.

The schools received their awards at a ceremony during the N.C. Conference on Exceptional Children held in November in Greensboro.