Donna Schuyler’s proposal was awarded $500 to purchase incentives for students as part of a campus-wide program that recognizes safe, respectful, and responsible behavior.
Started in the 2010-11 school year, and based on a nationally-known model, any staff member who sees a student demonstrating safe, respectful, or responsible behavior fills out and submits a “PAH! Paper”. Every full week of school, there is a drawing in each area: elementary, middle, and high school. PAH! Papers are randomly drawn, and the students receive small awards, such as gift cards, books, small toys or craft kits. On average; 50 students are recognized weekly through this program. At the end of the school year, one PAH! Paper is drawn from each area for larger awards, such as backpacks, flashing alarm clocks, sports equipment, etc. At the end of the school year, staff reported that the program was a huge success and wanted to continue this work.
This is is the second award granted to the Positive Behavior Instructional Support Program, the first of which totaled $339. You can read about this initial award here.