The MTSS department supports schools in the development of sustainable academic and behavioral tiered systems of support through relationship building, focused training, and strategic coaching in order to ensure schools have the systems needed to guarantee equitable outcomes for all students.
What is MTSS?
Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS) is a framework focused on prevention and problem solving for all students using decision making based on data. MTSS uses evidence-based instruction, intervention and assessment practices to ensure that every student receives the appropriate level of support based on their level of need. Attention is focused on creating and sustaining Tier I support (universal), Tier II intervention (targeted group), and Tier III intervention (individual) systems to help eliminate barriers to learning and enable every student to successfully reach their full potential.
The MTSS department includes eight specialty teams dedicated to supporting this work:
Social Emotional Learning (SEL)
This team provides districtwide SEL guidance, support to pilot schools and resources to staff and the community.
Restorative Justice (RJ)
This team provides districtwide professional development, supports both focus and responsive school needs and responds to race-based incidents as needed.
Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS)
This team provides districtwide MTSS guidance, districtwide professional development and direct support to all schools and programs.
Topics for guidance and coaching support include:
- ILT structure and processes
- Climate Team structure and processes
- PLC structure and processes
- SIT structure and processes
- Tiered academic support processes
- Tiered behavior support practices and processes
Fidelity of Implementation Tool (FIT)
This team facilitates FIT assessments, supports districtwide and school-specific FIT data literacy and provides technical assistance for included items.
Attendance & Engagement
This team provides direct attendance support to all schools as well as engagement support to focus schools.
Rapid Response Team (RRT)
This team provides direct support to schools who have exhausted their resources in an attempt to support children (P-12) displaying high risk behaviors.
Student Conduct and Discipline
This team provides support to all school administrators who are considering a school exclusion of longer than one day, are moving forward with a hearing or have student conduct and/or discipline questions of any kind.
This team provides technical support and/or content guidance for the department.