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Keokuk High School kicks off new behavioral program

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KEOKUK, Ia. (WGEM) -

Believe it or not some tri-state kids started school Wednesday.

But at Keokuk High School, staff and students did something a little different as they begin the school year to crack down on behavioral problems.

Staff kicked off their K pride program that was developed to teach students positive and responsible behaviors.

Students spent the day going to various stations learning what behaviors are expected in different environments like the hallways, cafeteria and classrooms.

Teachers decided to use videos starring themselves to model both good and bad behaviors in an engaging way.

One student representative for the program hopes Wednesday's kickoff helps jump start a successful school year.

"With the positive atmosphere, we believe there will be less bullying, student to student relationships will go up, the student to adult relationships.  We're just hoping that a positive environment will be better than a negative because with a negative comes complications," said senior Shelby Kite.

Administrators say bad behavior will be handled more strictly this year, and positive behaviors will be rewarded with things like gift certificates.

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