- Merrill's elementary schools are trying something new, and Wisconsin state superintendent Tony Evers is taking notice.
Evers visited Washington Elementary today to check out their progress with Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports, or PBIS.
PBIS is a relatively new philosophy working its way through the educational system.
It focuses on reinforcing positive behavior, rather than punishment.
Evers said he hopes it makes its way through the state without legislation.
The effects of PBIS won't be seen immediately, but Evers is still optimistic about Merrill's performance.
That's good news for the district, since the state Department of Public Instruction is releasing report cards for every district and school in the state on October 22.
Written By: Lex Gray