Peabody-Burns USD 398 is one of the few school districts in Kansas that uses a multi-tier system of supports program at all grade levels, so several district officials spoke Sept. 8 and 9 at the Kansas MTSS Symposium in Wichita.
District curriculum director and state assessment coordinator Kathy Preheim, district social worker and MTSS coordinator Sara Grout, and Peabody-Burns Junior/Senior High School Principal Tim Robertson presented “MTSS: A Pathway to Improvement.”
The presentation began with a history of how the system was implemented at Peabody-Burns Elementary School, but it primarily focused on how the system works at the junior high and high school. Scheduling, communication, assessments, and resources were major topics of discussion, Preheim said.
The USD 398 officials were among presenters from across the U.S. who offered information about math, reading, and behavior.