New school disciplinary plan coming to Edgefield County

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News 12 This Morning / Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014

EDGEFIELD COUNTY, Ga. (WRDW) - Students at JET Middle School will want to be on their best behavior this year, as the school kicks off a new disciplinary program.

The program is called Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports- or PBIS for short.

It's all about rewarding the students who deserve it.

"It's through praise first because that's what you wanna do. Being negative doesn't help you," said one teacher at the school.

Aaron Ledford has been teaching at JET for the past 4 years, and he says he's excited to see the effects of the program in his classroom.

"PBIS tries to celebrate kids doing the right thing. Making more kids want to do the right thing," Ledford said.

Teachers say students who are well behaved could receive rewards that range from being first at lunch to more computer time.