The Youngstown City School District has been awarded for its Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) program.

According to the release, eight schools within the Youngstown City School District received Bronze Awards at the Lake to River Learning: Promising Practices Collaborative Learning Summit.

PBIS is a program that sets expectations for student behavior and rewards students for positive behavior through a 'currency' that can be used to buy items from the school stores.

This was the first year that Youngstown Schools applied for the recognition making them eligible for only Bronze Awards.

Chaney High School, Youngstown Rayen Early College High School and Williamson, Volney Rogers, Paul C. Bunn, William Holmes McGuffey and Martin Luther King elementary schools, and Rayen Early College Middle School were all award recipients.

“I’m proud of all of these schools for implementing these programs and for seeing them through,” said CEO Krish Mohip. “This shows that we’re making a positive difference in our schools for our children.”