The Chick-fil-A Foundation hosted a two-day summit for the Georgia Department of Education August 6-7, 2013. The focus of the summit was the Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support System. The summit brought together state government officials, various nonprofit organizations and educational professionals from around the country to develop a framework to help Georgia schools implement best evidence-based behavioral practices by way of PBIS.
The ultimate goal of the summit was to bring education stakeholders together in an effort to improve academic and behavioral outcomes for all children by effectively using PBIS. Dr. Heather Peshak George, the Co-Director of the Department of Child and Family Studies at the University of South Florida, served as the keynote speaker at the summit. Dr. John D. Barge, Georgia State School Superintendent provided the opening remarks. The Chick-fil-A Foundation’s Executive Director, Rodney Bullard, provided the welcome.