CHARLESTON, MO (KFVS) - An incentive store is helping to motivate and encourage students at Hearnes Elementary.
Students in grades K-5 can earn incentive points, called "Brock Bucks" (named after Hearnes principal, Tammy Brock). These Brock Bucks are rewarded for good attendance, behavior, citizenship, and honor roll. They are also given a buck for every Accelerated Reading (A.R.) point they earn by reading books and testing.
Once a quarter, "The Brock Buck Store" is managed by Mr. B.J. Babb, the school's parent liaison. An area is set up like a store, with items that range from $1 to $100. The students spend their hard-earned bucks on things like pencils, toys, books, and candy. There are also special passes they can buy, giving them privelages like "extra recess."