Mount Earns Grant

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Helping to further support the school’s character education program, W.S. Mount Elementary School was selected as a winner in the Safe Fleet 2016 United Against Bullying Grant Program.

Mount was honored for its PBIS – positive behavior intervention supports – program called Mount SCORES. Within the program’s matrix, the school works to promote the expectation that students will be self-controlled, caring, open-minded, respectful, encouraging and safe. The monies received through the grant will be used to purchase reinforcements, as well as partially fund a school mascot to assist with reinforcing expected behaviors.

Mount’s principal Kathryn White and social worker Sherri Lennon were instrumental in submitting the grant application.

According to the organization’s website, more than 100 applications were received from school districts, school transportation departments and nonprofit organizations. Safe Fleet donated a total of $55,000 to applicants who presented the best strategies to stop bullying and inspire kindness in their communities.