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East Montpelier Elementary School Receives PBiS Merit Award

The Washington Central Supervisory Union community is excited and proud to announce that the East Montpelier Elementary School has received the Vermont Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports Merit Award for the 2016-2017 school year. 

This recognition is the result of East Montpelier Elementary demonstrating evidence of:

  • Implementing Universal PBIS with fidelity (measured as 70% on the Tiered Fidelity Inventory (TFI) or 80/80 on the School-wide Evaluation Tool (SET))
  • Using behavior data (Big 7 data) within a problem-solving framework to improve student outcomes
  • Completing the annual Self-Assessment Survey (SAS) to help plan/revise implementation

Four of the five elementary schools in Washington Central are currently implementing PBiS and seeing success with a decrease in student behavior and improved academic progress. Currently, East Montpelier is the only school in WCSU to have met the criteria for the Merit Award.

On October 10, 2017 Michael Sherwin, Positive Behavior Coach at EMES, accepted the Merit Award on behalf of the school during the annual Vermont Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports Leadership Forum. 

Pictured:  Michael Sherwin with Sherry Schonberg, BEST (Building Effective Support for Teaching) Coordinator

EMES PBiS Merit Award