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Schools trying new behavior program
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The Liberty County Board of Education and administration offices is at the corner of Bradwell Street and Memorial Drive. - photo by File photo

Liberty County School System teachers and administrators have begun implementing a multi-tiered behavior prevention and intervention framework known as Children Having Options to Inspire Continuous Elevated Success, for the 2014-15 school year.  
The behavior framework blends Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) with the Response to Intervention (RTI) framework to provide a holistic approach to student-behavioral interventions. CHOICES consists of four levels of interventions.
Fifth-grade teachers at Liberty Elementary School have dived into implementing student-data notebooks for behavior. Students are able to participate in a daily writing reflection regarding their behavior and set behavior goals for future participation in an intrinsic-reward system.  They are encouraged to monitor their own behavior and create graphs that demonstrate progress. This practice encourages all students to maintain Level 1 behavior status that supports PBIS in all areas of the school.  
“Teachers, school counselors and administrators are catching the vision for CHOICES,” said Wes Register, LCSS behavior-modification specialist. “They are experiencing this multi-level approach, which provides them with greater resources through team collaboration at the school level, as well as the full support of the central office.”
For more information, email Dr. Kathy Moody at or call 876-2161.

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