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I am a huge fan of the Love and Logic Parenting and Teaching program. Please email or call with any questions you might have.

What is P.A.W.S. Behavior?

Ask your children and they can tell you! Futral Road expects our students to be Prepared, Act Responsibly, Work Together, and Show Respect. 
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Why does Futral Road believe it is important to focus on teaching positive social behaviors? Frequently, the question is asked, "Why should we have to teach kids to be good? They already know what they are supposed to do. Why can we not just expect good behavior?" In the past, school-wide discipline has focused mainly on reacting to specific student misbehavior by punishing students. Research has shown that punishment, especially when it is used inconsistently and in the absence of other positive strategies, is ineffective. Teaching behavioral expectations and recognizing students for following them is a much more positive approach than waiting for misbehavior to occur and punishing students. The purpose of school-wide PBIS (Positive Behavior Support) is to establish a climate in which appropriate behavior is the norm. This year's positive behavior support team includes both staff and Futral Road parents. We look forward to working together to create the best possible learning environment for your student. Staff team members for this year include: Ben Steele, Amie Chambers, Sandra Long, Amy Murphy, Crystal Long, Ashley Reid, Jena Myers, Fallon Davis, Lorraine Lassiter, Sarah Meeks, and Jessica Lalumiere. If you have questions about Futral's PBIS program, you may contact Sandra Long at sandra.long@gscs.org or any of the PBIS team members. 

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