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Implement Strategies
Monitor Progress
Toolkit > School-Level Implementation

Step 1: Mobilize people

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.

Tools for Mobilizing People

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Action

(1a) Inventory existing school team functions, roles, and membership to determine areas of redundancy or gaps.

Tools

School Teams Inventory

Review current school teaming structures and organize membership for your Tier 1 and advanced (Tier 2/3) teams

Action

(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.

Tools

Time Study Template

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

Action

(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.

Tools

Forming School-based MTSS-B Teams

Use this guidance to develop Tier 1 and Advanced Tier (Tier 2/3) teams that will guide your school-level MTSS-B implementation

Action

(1f) Develop Advanced Tier Team operating procedures, data-based decision-making routines, and quality improvement processes.

Tools

Tiered Team Meeting Template

Use this template to develop school-based tiered team meeting operating procedures, record progress notes, and organize action steps

Action

(2a) Develop/expand fluency with MTSS-B core features and implementation drivers/science at the school level.

Tools

MTSS-B Implementation Tasks

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

Action

(2b) Develop knowledge and understanding of specific school-level MTSS-B routines/procedures.

Tools

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

Action

(3a) Develop and/or review and revise formal MOUs/service contracts with partner agencies to support MTSS-B implementation.                       

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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