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Decatur Schools, Beacon Hill Black Alliance hosting panel discussion

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Decatur Schools, Beacon Hill Black Alliance hosting panel discussion

City Schools of Decatur Administrative Offices. Photo by Dena Mellick
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The City Schools of Decatur (CSD) is partnering with the Beacon Hill Black Alliance for Human Rights to host a panel discussion on Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports (PBIS).

PBIS is a “nationally recognized evidence-based practice” for schools, according to a column in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The PBIS website describes the strategy as a “multi-tiered approach to social, emotional and behavior support.”

As a means to help all students, especially those from underrepresented groups or those with disabilities, schools across Georgia have already implemented PBIS. In Bibb County, schools saw a 26 percent drop in out of school suspension days over the past year, the AJC reported.

CSD will host the panel, moderated by V103 News and Community Affairs Director Maria Boynton, on Thursday, May 9. It will take place at 7 p.m. in Renfroe Middle School’s Cafetorium, located at 220 W. College Ave. in Decatur.

The panel will include Debbie Keane of the Georgia Department of Education, Daniel Crimmins from Georgia State University, Jana Johnson-Davis from the Beacon Hill Black Alliance for Human Rights and Maggie Fehrmann, CSD’s executive director of schools.

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