The Eleva-Strum District was awarded Schools of Merit for our PBIS program. Following is the award notification letter: I am pleased to acknowledge that Eleva -Strum Elementary Schools and Middle School/High School were selected by the Wisconsin RTI Center as a School of Merit for their work accomplished through the implementation of Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS). The Wisconsin Response to Intervention (RtI) Center is funded by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction to provide statewide training and technical assistance to help create responsive schools and districts. PBIS is a system-wide proactive framework that enables schools to be more effective and responsive to student social-emotional needs by implementing a multi-level system of support for behavior. The elementary schools and MS/HS were three of 165 schools statewide to be recognized as a School of Merit for the 2014-15 school year. Schools were recognized as Schools of Merit based on an application process that included team and meeting information, implementation and outcome data, and a narrative that described the data, systems, and practices of PBIS implementation.
Congratulations and a job well done for the staff and students.
Sincerely, Carolyn Stanford Taylor Assistant State Superintendent, Division for Learning Support