The Department of Safe Schools
School Based Teams (SBT)
About Our SBTs
Our vision is a seamless system wherein students receive the support they need to be successful in school and life.
Our mission is to ensure the success of ALL students by (a) using collaborative problem solving to remove barriers to learning, (b) providing high quality scientifically based instruction and intervention, (c) committing to the use of ongoing assessment to drive instructional decision making; (d) supporting students with various levels of support based on their individual needs, and (e) engaging parents in all aspects of a child’s schooling.
What You Need to Know About SBTs
A Multi-Tiered System of Supports is a framework or evidence-based model of schooling that uses data-based problem solving to integrate academic and behavioral instruction and intervention. One key facet of an MTSS framework is a School Based Team (SBT) or Problem Solving Team. An SBT is comprised of a multidisciplinary group of professionals who meet regularly to develop plans of action for struggling students. The Team's primary responsibility is to remove academic, behavioral, and social-emotional barriers to learning. Some of the key functions of the SBT include:
- using a formal problem solving process;
- analyzing student referral and baseline data;
- identifying student strengths and areas in need of improvement;
- developing intervention plans, including expected outcomes;
- monitoring student progress toward expected goals;
- collaborating with community agencies when necessary (See Cooperative Agreements); and
- communicating regularly with parents about their child's progress.
School Based Teams play an integral role in the Response to Intervention (RtI) process at each school site. Please visit our RtI page or the links listed below to learn more about RtI.
Multi-Tiered System of Supports
A Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) is a term used to describe an evidence-based model of schooling that uses data-based problem solving to integrate academic and behavioral instruction and intervention.
The integrated instruction and intervention is provided to students at varying levels of intensity based on student need. The goal is to prevent problems and intervene early so that students can be successful.
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Parent Information Flyer
SBTs are Multidisciplinary in Nature
School Based Teams bring together several professionals from multiple disciplines to determine what works for students. Team membership is often fluid and depends on each individual case. Regular members of the SBT include, but are not limited to:
- school administrators;
- SBT leaders;
- classroom teachers;
- school counselors;
- school psychologists;
- Exceptional Student Education staff;
- speech and language pathologists;
- 504 designees;
- Multicultural staff;
- community agency representatives; and
Our Contact Information
June Eassa, Director
Carrie Rullo, Specialist
Wendy Venoff, Resource Teacher