The Canoochee EMC Foundation, Inc. donated $1,250 to the Long County School System to help support the positive behavior interventions and supports program.
The PBIS program helps students stay on track by rewarding good choices. Long County Schools have been involved in this program since the 2015-2016 school year.
Good choices and positive behaviors are rewarded with acknowledgement tickets, which can be spent on small toys, pencils, candy bars and other items. There are larger celebrations as well, where there are bouncy houses, game trucks and larger prizes. Since the program was introduced, discipline referrals have decreased.
“We appreciate Canoochee EMC and the Foundation. These funds will go a long way towards helping our kids be the best they can be,” said Long County School Superintendent David Edwards.
The CEMC Foundation receives funds from Canoochee EMC’s Operation Round Up program, where members of Canoochee round their bill up to the next dollar. This small change is then used to help fund worthy efforts throughout CEMC’s service territory. Over $1.4 Million has been donated throughout the coverage area of CEMC since 2001.
“Canoochee EMC and the CEMC Foundation are proud supporters of the Long County School System. This is not possible without the donations from the members of Canoochee EMC,” said Joe Sikes, Communications Specialist for Canoochee EMC.