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Schools recognized for behavior programs
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The Tennessee Behavior Supports Project at Vanderbilt University has announced that five schools in Warren County have been selected as 2018-19 honor schools. 

These schools were honored in January at the State Department of Education Partners in Education Conference in Nashville.

Eastside School and Hickory Creek Elementary have been selected for the RTI2B Model of Demonstration School Award. Bobby Ray Memorial Elementary, Dibrell Elementary, and West Elementary have been selected for the School of Recognition Award. 

These schools have been a participant in training and technical assistance provided by TBSP and have undergone the process of implementing a positive and proactive behavioral systems framework for all students. The program at Vanderbilt is funded by the Tennessee Department of Education.

The RTI2B Framework consists of:   

• Identifying common behavioral expectations across campus

• Teaching/ re-teaching/ reinforcing and regularly acknowledging students, faculty, and families for exhibiting these expectations. 

These schools have applied this framework to improve the climate, culture, and proactive disciplinary practices which directly impacts student engagement and school connectedness. 

The award-winning schools demonstrated use of schoolwide behavioral data to inform teaching practices and level of support provided to students based on need. 

As Bronze Award recipients, Eastside and Hickory Creek will serve as mentors to other Middle Tennessee schools. The School of Recognition Award recipients are on their way to serving as mentors to other schools as their programming continues to grow.