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Marana district schools earn 2018 PBISaz Achievement Award for Improving School Safety and Positive Behaviors

2018 PBISaz Award Winner 2018 Marana Unified School District schools care about providing a positive and safe learning environment for students and community. Recently, Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports of Arizona announced the following three schools in the Marana district have earned the 2018 Silver PBISaz Achievement Award:

Rattlesnake Ridge Elementary

Twin Peaks Elementary

Marana High School

This prestigious classification recognizes schools for demonstrating high fidelity implementation and improved student behavior from using Positive Behavior Interventions and Support (PBIS) systems. Winning schools will be recognized at the PBISaz Achievement Award Breakfast at the Black Canyon Conference Center in Phoenix on November 8, 2018.

“This award recognizes the dedication of school staff and communities to support expectations every day including respecting others, acting responsibly, observing safety, and being ready to learn,” states Dr. Doug Wilson, Superintendent of the Marana Unified School District. “Our children deserve no less than the best and our educators, staff, and administrators are committed to providing the highest quality education in safe, supportive, and positive learning environments so our students become lifelong learners and responsible citizens.”

MUSD's district-wide integrated behavior system, Positive Behavioral Intervention and Support, is the application of positive interventions and system changes to achieve socially important behavior changes. It is instrumental in teaching students respect, responsibility, and accountability from an early age. As part of PBIS, every school establishes clear expectations for the behavior expected in all classrooms and areas of school. School-wide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports is nationally recognized and implemented in over 22,000 schools in all 50 states.