• Tier I

    School Climate 

    Tier I - Universal Access: A strong tiered system of support begins with a focus on Tier I. Tier I, or universal access, is culturally and linguistically responsive to our Black, Indigenous and additional students of Color as well as our multilingual students. Tier I should also be designed to be inclusive and accessible to all students, including students with IEPs. Tier I is universal access to essential grade level standards, behavior instruction and practice, Tier I Core Counseling Curriculum, school wide SEL practices, and community and family engagement for all students. Tier I is supported by PLCs, School Climate Teams, and ILT and is provided by the classroom teacher, school counselor, school social workers, Gen-ed funded school psychologists and school nurses. Tier I supports schoolwide expectations, wellness and climate of the school community.


    Tier I Resources - Teams

    School Climate Plan 2024-25 TEMPLATE: Updates address new items in Article 9 of the PAT contract.  

    2023-24 Professional Learning for Climate and Culture. - This website contains guidance and resources for monthly Climate and Culture professional learning facilitated by School Climate Teams.

    Climate Team Roles and Responsibilities  - This document outlines the functions, roles, responsibilities and other information related to the work of the Climate Team.  

    School Climate Team Agenda TEMPLATE - This is an optional template.



    Tier I Resources - Classrooms

    Effective Classroom Practices Plan 23-24 TEMPLATE - This is a template for the ECPPs that teachers create annually. 

    Tier I Behavior Support Site - This site includes a variety of Tier I supports organized by function and category. 

    Tier I Classroom Climate Tool - This document captures the critical features of strong Tier I effective classroom practices and outlines them in checklist form.

    Tier I Classroom Equitable Practices Tool - This document is a checklist of 27 specific, observable teacher behaviors that reflect culturally responsive teaching through examples.


    Office Discipline Referrals (ODRs)

    Part of creating a positive climate is responding to unexpected behaviors fluently, reengaging the student in learning as quickly as possible. It is important to document unexpected behaviors and staff response in order to review the information to look for trends and design additional supports if needed. PPS' documentation system includes Office Discipline Referrals. 

    Guidance and training resources on ODRs are located on the Student Conduct and Discipline page.