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Franklin School Rewards Students For Good Behavior

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Most students are going after good grades, but at one Williamson County middle school, the students are also hoping they will be ticketed.

Poplar Grove Middle School has started a new program called Positive Behavior Support or PBS.

"We discussed what do we want our kids to do at Poplar Grove? What's important to us? What are those types that we can't live without? We realized it came down to 3 simple rules: be responsible, be respectful and show pride," said principal Vanessa Garcia.

Garcia said the tickets that students receive are given if they're caught doing something positive.

The tickets can be used at school assemblies.

"They have to have 2 tickets to get into an assembly, and then of course, we use the assembly, to really motivate them, to make their right choices, to reward them. So we have lots of cool prizes that we've given away," said Garcia.

The past cool prizes include Titans tickets, Jonas Brothers tickets and an I-Pod.

Ricky has collected a number of tickets because it's dress up day.

"Helps us want to do the right thing, instead of like going to detention all the time. We can maybe if we get enough, we can possibly win a prize at the end of the month," said Ricky.

Pamela McMillan said PBS tickets are also pretty popular at home.

"Instead of like our parents worrying about if I'm getting in trouble, they're already thinking about ‘Oh, how many PBS tickets did you get today?'" said McMillan.

Principal Garcia said she can focus on the 90 percent of good children instead of the 10 percent that usually get her attention.

The prizes that the students are awarded are donated by parents and other members of the community.

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