PHILADELPHIA – The principal at a Philadelphia elementary school in a violent corner of the city and is the pay of an eighth grade, which is not fighting.
The Philadelphia Inquirer reports Mitchell elementary School Principal Stephanie Andrewlevich is taking the innovative approach for the management of behaviour at school.
If all eighth-graders make it to graduation with no physical violence, each child gets $100.
The director says that the incentive works.
So far this year, only 8 percent of the eighth graders have been suspended. That’s down from 17 percent at the same point last year, a decrease of 21 percent compared to 2016.
A student says no to the fight feels natural now, and it’s no longer about the money. She says that she would use the money for her mother to buy school supplies.
Andrewlevich says that they are the $3,300 itself, unless there is a sponsor.
Information from: The Philadelphia Inquirer http://www.inquirer.com