RTI and PBIS

RESPONSE TO INTERVENTION
The Response to Intervention (RTI) process is a multi-step approach to providing services and interventions to all students as needed. Each stage of the intervention is closely monitored, and results of the monitoring are used to make decisions about the need for further research-based instruction and/or intervention in general education, special education, or both. The RTI process is generally defined as a three-tier model of school supports that use academic and/or behavior interventions, the first of which includes universal screening and group interventions, the second focuses on targeted interventions, and the third on intensive interventions and a possible formal evaluation. This framework has the potential to limit the amount of academic struggle that any student may experience. For more information, contact the Principal, Florence Budge.

Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports
The Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) process is an RTI approach to improving the social behavior climate in schools. Evidence-based behavioral interventions and practices are implemented at KCS to effectively address and support the behavior and social needs of the students and their families. A school-wide discipline system aims to support the majority of students, prevent chronic problem behaviors, and provide specialized and individual behavior supports for students with difficult and challenging behaviors. A three-tier model is used similar to the academic framework.