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                In the 2007-2008 school year, Woodland School began implementation of School-Wide Positive Behavior Support (SWPBS).  SWPBS is nationally recognized, research-based, and designed to enhance the capacity of schools to educate all children by developing school-wide, non-classroom, classroom, and individual student discipline systems.  SWPBS requires schools to define, teach, and reinforce school rules to create a positive school environment.

                 Woodland School has had 7 teachers trained by the Partnership for Ed Excellence at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville in the many facets of SWPBS.  Cannon County is proud to be one of only 7 districts in Tennessee to implement SWPBS district-wide.  Our school committee is made up of Julie Hackney, Roy Finchum, Mitzie Bush, Carla Parker, and Brian Parker.

                 SWPBS focuses on prevention and teaching expectations in order to provide a predictable, safe, positive, and consistent environment.  Woodland’s rules are Be Ready, Be Respectful, Be Responsible.  Woodland has dedicated significant attention to systematically teaching its students the expected behaviors.

                   With SWPBS, students are able to earn Teepee Tickets for various positive behaviors.  Teepee Tickets will be given to students when the are seen following one of the school rules, thus allowing teachers and staff to focus attention on appropriate behaviors by students.  Students who have earned Teepee Tickets will have the privilege to “cash” in their tickets for various prizes and to attend special celebrations planned during the year.

More information about School-Wide Positive Behavior support can be found in the Departments Section of the Cannon County Schools website:


Last Modified on April 2, 2008