Communication with and Involvement of Families

By collaborating and communicating with families, schools can provide transparency regarding MTSS and ultimately strengthen the working relationship between schools and families. This tip sheet defines communication with and involvement of families, provides tips for implementation, and links to useful resources.

This resource is part of the MTSS infrastructure and Support Mechanisms Series.

MTSS School Teams

MTSS teams refer to the leadership team or teams that guide and support the implementation of MTSS. MTSS teams should be representative of all key stakeholders, including regular education, special education, administration, and family and community input. MTSS teams also have structures and clear processes in place to guide decision making, and the teams have protected time set aside to meet on a regular basis.

This resource is part of the MTSS infrastructure and Support Mechanisms Series.

MTSS Infrastructure and Support Mechanisms

Implementation of multi-tiered system of supports (MTSS) requires appropriate school infrastructure and support mechanisms. By ensuring the proper infrastructure and supports, schools can ensure they have the knowledge, resources, and organizational structures to being MTSS implementation, implement MTSS with fidelity, and sustain MTSS implementation. This resource summarizes the infrastructure and support mechanisms outlined in Section 5 of the MTSS Fidelity of Implementation Rubric as necessary for successful MTSS implementation.

How Can We Ensure IEP Teams Provide the Most Intensive Supports?

Teams are a vital part of an effective multi-tiered system of supports (MTSS) across both academics and behavior as well as special education. Making connections across the various teams used in MTSS and special education can be challenging. This resource from NCII and the PBIS Center provides information about how DBI can support IEP implementation and a table with key considerations for teams working across the MTSS system.