STATEWIDE — 15 schools across Maine have been participating in a three-year professional development program.
According to Courtney Angelosante, the program coordinator, the schools have been trained in positive behavior interventions and supports, also known as PBIS.
The PBIS program was funded by a grant from the Maine Department of Education.
Angelosante said this is a three-tier program that promotes positive academic and socio-behavioral outcomes and has allowed schools to work together.
“It adds to that collective, positive experience at school, and I want every child to leave their school day feeling like they’ve got a backpack full of success,” Angelosante said.
Angelosante said they are now accepting applications for schools to be a part of the next three-year cycle.
She said those interested in the program can contact her at the UMaine College of Education and Human Development or the Maine Department of Education.