Conduct an inventory of existing school teams and staff roles to identify gaps and opportunities. Develop Tier 1 and Advanced Tier Teams in each school, and establish data-based routines and processes for managing the delivery of supports and services. Build a common knowledge of MTSS-B routines and procedures to inform and strengthen school-level systems.
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(1a) Inventory existing school team functions, roles, and membership to determine areas of redundancy or gaps.
Review current school teaming structures and organize membership for your Tier 1 and advanced (Tier 2/3) teams
(1b) Conduct a staff time study to identify and restructure roles, responsibilities and time allocation of staff delivering social emotional and behavioral interventions across tiers; identify coaching resources to train and support these shifts.
Use this template to assess how school-based behavioral health staff time is allocated and determine the most efficient and useful allocation of staff time to MTSS-B
(1c) Establish a representative Tier 1 Team to systematically design, support, and monitor implementation of universal, schoolwide programs and supports.
(1d) Develop Tier 1 Team operating procedures, data-based decision-making routines, and quality improvement processes.
(1e) Establish representative Advanced Tier Team(s) for the design and management of Tier 2/3 supports and services; determine need for one Advanced Tier Team vs. separate Tier 2 and Tier 3 teams.
Use this guidance to develop Tier 1 and Advanced Tier (Tier 2/3) teams that will guide your school-level MTSS-B implementation
(1f) Develop Advanced Tier Team operating procedures, data-based decision-making routines, and quality improvement processes.
Use this template to develop school-based tiered team meeting operating procedures, record progress notes, and organize action steps
(2a) Develop/expand fluency with MTSS-B core features and implementation drivers/science at the school level.
Review key MTSS-B tasks at exploration, district-level, and school-level implementation phases
(2b) Develop knowledge and understanding of specific school-level MTSS-B routines/procedures.
Explore how your partnership with local community mental health agencies can support an integrated approach to MTSS-B
Explore the Interconnected Systems Framework primer on school mental health-PBIS integration
Familiarize yourself with key MTSS-B strategies and routines
(3a) Develop and/or review and revise formal MOUs/service contracts with partner agencies to support MTSS-B implementation.
Develop a memorandum of understanding with a partnering community mental health agency to support MTSS-B
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