Organized by grade bands, or by teams, this toolkit provides guidance and resources for each of the teaming structures that support a robust Multi-Tiered System of Support. These resources can be accessed through each of the separate links below.
School Team Structures
School team structures are supported by the MTSS department. Below we have linked a guiding document for each of the recommended school teams: ILT, Climate, PLCs and SIT. If schools choose to modify the configuration of their teams (perhaps merge ILT and Climate), the documents below can help ensure that important team functions aren't overlooked.
Instructional Leadership Team (ILT) - The Instructional Leadership Team (ILT) serves as the "guiding coalition" for the building. Comprising representatives from each collaborative teacher team, administration, and classified and support staff, this team's primary responsibility is to unite and coordinate the school's collective efforts across grade levels, departments and subjects.
Climate Team - The Climate Team collaborates to ensure installation of Tier I Positive Behavior Interventions and Support (PBIS) practices through implementation of the TFI action plan. This team includes a wide representation of school staff.
Professional Learning Community (PLC) - Collaborative Teacher Teams are teams comprising educators who share curricula, and thus take collective responsibility for students learning their common priority standard outcomes. Most often, these are teachers who teach the same grade level, subject and/or course.
Student Intervention Team (SIT) - The Student Intervention Team (SIT) is a collaborative, general education solution-generating team made up of a variety of school perspectives. The purpose of the SIT is to support teachers in reflecting on and enhancing their Tier I practices and implementing targeted Tier II and III behavior and Tier III academic interventions when needed. Utilizing an equity lens, the team considers the whole student when making decisions that affect their long-term educational experience and sense of belonging in PPS. SIT works to provide every student and adult with what they need to thrive in the general education setting.
MTSS TOSAs are prepared to support schools in the formation of teams, improving the practice of teams, and/or supporting schools in reconsidering teaming structures.