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      Lee Co. School System shows off Positive Reinforcement Program

      Tuesday more than one hundred teachers and administrators toured lee county schools to check out their P.B.I.S program

      The Lee County School System showed off their Positive Reinforcement Program that has gotten special recognition from the state.

      Tuesday more than one hundred teachers and administrators toured lee county schools to check out their P.B.I.S Program; short for Positive Behavior Intervention Support.

      It's all about teaching students how to be good.

      "Just like we teach them math, reading and anything else, they have to be taught how to behave," said Debbie DeVane, Assistant Principal at Lee County Primary School.

      "When I say 'you need to be respectful,' that student might not exactly know what I mean by be respectful. So we need to teach what the rule is about being respectful to adults or being respectful to peers," said Lee County P.B.I.S. Director Kathy Wooten.

      Officials say at some of their schools the number students in the office for disciplinary problems have been cut in half since the program started.

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