District Supports High School Tier 3 Implementation

Post date: Jun 14, 2013 7:54:19 PM

As part of the ISTAC Educational Environment (EE) demonstration, Waukegan SD 60 dedicates resources to support the most vulnerable youth in the least restrictive environments in both middle and high schools. Using the wraparound-based Rehabilitation, Empowerment, Natural Supports, Education & Work (RENEW) process, youth most at risk for change in placement or dropping out are supported in goal setting and action planning to attain graduation and employment. To expedite RENEW implementation, a district leadership team progress monitors and supports the four campuses involved. The district also allocates coaching and training resources to support RENEW facilitators. Progress includes:

  1. Over 50 staff completed RENEW training, including Special Education teachers, clinicians, and building administrators.

  2. Twenty middle/high school youth are currently supported by individualized RENEW teams that meet frequently to strategize and monitor progress.

  3. The district will increase capacity by training additional staff in RENEW to support more students next year.