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Toolkit > District-Level Implementation

Step 1: Mobilize People

Form a District-Community Leadership Team and develop a shared knowledge of MTSS-B. Establish a common mission for MTSS-B implementation and formalize agreements with community partners that support student social-emotional and behavioral health needs.

Tools for Mobilizing People

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Action

(1a) Assess current teams to determine optimal team structure moving forward.

 

Tools

District-Community Leadership Team Guidance

Develop your district-level planning team to set priorities and guide your MTSS-B implementation

Action

(1b) Determine team membership through a review of current partnerships and service agreements with community partners; ensure executive-level leadership from each relevant organization; secure letters of commitment.

 

Tools

Community Resource Mapping Guidance

Learn how to assess existing and potential community-based partnerships to address student behavioral health needs

Community Resource Map

Map out your existing and potential future community-based partnerships to support MTSS-B

DCLT Sample Letter of Commitment

Develop a letter of commitment for community partners joining your District-Community Leadership Team

DCLT Membership Register

Organize and record membership for your District-Community Leadership Team

Action

(1c) Establish team operating procedures including monthly meeting frequency, team roles, agenda-forming and decision-making processes, etc.

Tools

District-Community Leadership Team Guidance

Develop your district-level planning team to set priorities and guide your MTSS-B implementation

Action

(2a) Develop fluency with MTSS-B core features and implementation drivers/science.

Tools

MTSS-B Overview

Explore the values, core features, and overarching strategies of the MTSS-B framework

Action

(2b) Develop knowledge and understanding of specific MTSS-B routines/procedures including: universal screening, request for assistance, purpose/design of teams, facilitated referral pathways, selection of evidence-based practices (EBPs), monitoring fidelity of implementation and outcomes.

Tools

MTSS-B Implementation Tasks

Review key MTSS-B tasks at exploration, district-level, and school-level implementation phases

Role of the Community Mental Health Agency in MTSS-B

Explore how your partnership with local community mental health agencies can support an integrated approach to MTSS-B

Interconnecting School Mental Health and School-Wide PBIS

Explore the Interconnected Systems Framework primer on school mental health-PBIS integration

Establishing MTSS-B Routines Overview

Familiarize yourself with key MTSS-B strategies and routines

MTSS-B Supporting Literature

Review the literature supporting the contributions of MTSS-B to positive student and school outcomes

Action

3a) Review existing mission statements, comparing them to the values, core features, and strategies of MTSS-B; prioritize areas of need/emphasis; adopt an existing or develop a new mission statement.

Tools

Developing a Common MTSS-B Mission

Brainstorm a shared district-community MTSS-B mission statement

Action

(4a) Review the inventory of community partnerships to prioritize the assets, gaps and barriers in services to be addressed through formal collaborations with community partners.

Tools

Community Resource Map

Map out your existing and potential future community-based partnerships to support MTSS-B

Action

(4b) Establish a detailed MOU with one or more partnering community mental health agencies; establish and/or review and revise current service contracts with community partners.

Tools

MTSS-B Community Mental Health Agency MOU Guidance

Develop a memorandum of understanding with a partnering community mental health agency to support MTSS-B

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