Specialized Roles Shift to Increase Capacity

Post date: Mar 07, 2013 8:37:49 PM

Huntley High School in Cons SD 158 has been building capacity for multi-tiered systems of support since initiating PBIS in 2009. Huntley has reached and maintained fidelity at Tier 1 with Benchmarks of Quality (BOQ) scores of 82% and 86% in 2009-10 and 2011-12 respectively. Clinical support staff were leaders in initially building Tier 1, but that leadership has now been transitioned to other staff.

Repositioning leadership and roles allowed specialized clinical staff to spend more time on developing, implementing, and progress-monitoring Tier 2/Tier 3 supports. In 2011-12, the district increased its support of Tier 2/Tier 3 implementation by allocating External Coaching for all three tiers and initiating Tier 2/Tier 3 District Leadership Team planning.

The high school now has CICO, social skills groups, mentoring, brief and complex FBA/BIP, and wraparound-based RENEW interventions in place. As of November 2012, 153 youth are receiving Tier 2 interventions and 13 youth are identified to begin Tier 3 supports.