What is the purpose of the DIT?
The DIT creates and supports a district system to sustain multiple levels of Academic and Behavior Support. This includes:
- Tier 1: Curriculum and Supports provided to all students. This includes Academic Core Curriculum, Social Emotional Curriculum, and Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports (PBIS)
- Tier 2: Group based interventions available to some students based on data
- Tier 3: Individualized interventions available to some students based on data
- Data Collection and Analysis through Universal Screening and Data Review Meetings
These curriculum, supports, and interventions are collectively known as Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS).
Who is in the DIT?
- Dave Tebo- Superintendent
- Mat Rehkopf- Director of Teaching and Learning
- Sara McIntyre- Special Education Director
- Elizabeth Brandonisio- MTSS-Coordinator and School Psychologist
- Becky Myers- Coordinator of Student Services
- Rick Frens- Middle School Principal
- Brian Morrison- Middle School Principal
- Ben Bandfield- High School Principal
- Alli Hoskins- HIgh School Assistant Principal
- Liz Morehouse- Instructional Coach
- Lauren Robinson- HIgh School Counselor
- Kerri Hoffman- Middle School Teacher
- Brielle Jager- High School Teacher
- Dan Scoville- Elementary Principal
- Jared Randall- Elementary Principal
- Dean Kramer- Elementary Principal
- Jeff Roon- Elementary Principal
- Christine Martin- Elementary Literacy Coach
- Jill Jipping- Elementary Teacher
- Hannah Kotsko- Elementary Social Emotional Learning Coordinator
What happens at a DIT meeting?
- Use district data to create and revise goals and action plans
- Ensure that action plan items align with district vision and priorities
- Support School Coaches and School Leadership Teams
- Discuss and resolve barriers and concerns shared by schools
- Make decisions regarding the selection and deselection of pilot programs and curriculum
- Plan for communication with district staff and stakeholders
How does the DIT make decisions?
When the DIT makes a decision, they consider:
- Does data support a need?
- Stakeholder perception of need
- Fit with district vision and priorities
- Alignment with current initiatives
- Curriculum and Materials
- Staff, Coaching, and Training
- Data Systems
- Outcome data
- Proven results with similar populations
- System for training and assistance
- Available staff
- Ability to sustain
- Ability to create Buy-in
All DIT decisions are made with team discussion and, when necessary, a majority vote. Dave Tebo and Mat Rehkopf maintain ultimate decision making authority for issues regarding policy, staffing, and resource allocation.