Live Oak Elementary starts new program to improve discipline in school
Live Oak Elementary kicked off a new event this year called Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support, also know as PBIS.
The main goal of PBIS is to reduce discipline rates and increase learning.
The staff at Live Oak Elementary is focused on teaching students how to be model students through character education lessons and positive behavior reinforcement.
Zatambrah Jones, a teacher at Live Oak, says they reward good behavior will items that that interest the students.
"We have something here called the Live Oak Passport. The passport will be stamped by an adult if they catch a child exhibiting positive behavior so with that passport, we have a PBIS store and in our PBIS store, there are great prizes that the children can trade their stamps in for," said Jones.
Teachers at Live Oak hope what they're teaching through PBIS will stay with the students as they move on to high school and even through their adult years.