Educational Support Systems
South Burlington School District has a Multi-Tiered System of Education Supports (MTSS) to efficiently and effectively monitor student progress. Teams of professionals meet regularly to review student progress and develop strategies that can be implemented universally in the classroom as well as develop intervention plans for specific targeted or intensive interventions. The goal is for every student to participate fully in universal instruction and to be provided with optimal learning environments. The MTSS process is: a problem solving process; a school-wide instruction and intervention system, both behavioral and academic; a shared responsibility; and a defined process using assessments to make data-based decisions for student success on a rapid cycle for accelerated learning.
Each school has a system of supports available for learners. Staff who can consult and provide these supports include: Administrators, English Language Teachers, School Counselors, School Based Clinicians, Reading Specialists and Coaches, Math Specialists and Coaches, Special Educators, Behavior Facilitators, Speech Language Pathologists, School Psychologists, Nurses, Behavior Analysts, Paraeducators and Interventionists.
Parents and guardians are an integral part of this system and are welcome participants (parent conferences, participating in meetings, etc.) If you have concerns about your child’s progress should first talk with the classroom teacher. The teacher will work with a team to decide next steps for support. You can also contact your building principal or the Director of Educational Support Services with questions.