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Examples of behaviors which are consistently taught and modeled in every Lauderdale County school in grades K-12:


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Responsibility
  • Students learn what it means to be responsible and to control their own actions.
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Optimism
  • Students are encouraged to look for the positive in others.
  • Students are given the hope provided by a quality education.
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Accountability
  • Students are held accountable for their personal decisions and encouraged to ask for help when needed.
  • Students learn the importance of personal soft skills such as promptness and work ethic.
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Respect
  • Students are expected to treat others with respect through kind words and deeds.
  • Students learn the meaning and importance of self-respect.


Positive Behavior Support

Positive Behavior Support is a proven approach to meet the behavioral and social needs of students. The purpose is to foster a safe, supportive and nurturing environment to enhance learning. In Lauderdale County, this initiative is known as ROAR and it promotes Responsibility, Optimism, Accountability and Respect.

Desired behaviors and clear expectations are directly taught and modeled. Students receive positive feedback when these behaviors are recognized on school property or during school activities. ROAR requires a commitment of the entire community, including educators, school support staff, parents, students and all citizens to teach and reinforce positive behavior even beyond the school day. This team effort will help students build the social skills and behavioral habits needed to be successful.