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Multi-Tiered Systems of Support

Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) is a school reform model that involves new ways of thinking and doing business.  South St. Paul's MTSS framework will include:

  • High quality instruction along with preventative interventions
  • Assessment practices that are applied across all levels of the system for a deeper understanding of each student's needs
  • The alignment of resources and supports necessary for each student's academic and social-emotional success

MTSS in South Saint Paul Public Schools consists of six distinct components:

  • Comprehensive Assessment;
  • Data-Based Problem Solving & Decision Making;
  • Evidence Based Curriculum & Instruction (Universal);
  • Evidence-Based Instructional Intervention (Targeted & Intensive);
  • Infrastructure & Support Mechanisms; and
  • Family, School, & Community Partnering
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Contact Information

Amy Winter
Executive Director of Educational Services
(651) 457-9416

Lesly Gámez
Assistant Director of Educational Services
(651) 552-5563

Department of Learning


Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports

South St. Paul Public Schools are presently pursuing the implementation of Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports (PBIS).  PBIS is a research-based framework that is designed to enhance academic and social behavior outcomes for all students by:

  1. Emphasizing the use of data for informing decisions about the selection, implementation, and progress monitoring of evidence-based behavioral practices 
  2. Organizing resources and systems to improve durable implementation fidelity 

PBIS teams at each school have engaged in an implementation process through PBIS Minnesota and have assisted their respective schools in their installation of systems, data, and practices across three tiers of support.