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?
- Dr. Bradford Lusk- Superintendent
- Mat Rehkopf- Director of Teaching and Learning
- Sara McIntyre- Director of Student Services
- Elizabeth Brandonisio- MTSS Coordinator
- Liz Morehouse- Middle School Principal
- Sean Dieters- Middle School Assistant Principal
- Mitch Bosch- High School Principal
- David Sheppard- High School Assistant Principal
- Abby Perdok- Middle School Teacher
- Bill Mousel- Middle School Teacher
- Phil Koops- High School Teacher
- Christine Martin- ELA Curriculum Specialist
- Jared Randall- Bentheim Principal
- Dean Kramer- Hamilton Elementary Principal
- Kari Huckaby- Blue Star Principal
- Jill Jipping- Elementary Teacher
- James Grooters, Coordinator of Student Services
- Jill Sloothaak - Elementary Teacher
- Melinda Bronkhorst - Elementary Teacher
- Jenna Walbeck - Community School Coordinator (OCSN)
- Anna Cason - Elementary Positive Behavior Supports 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. Brad Lusk and Mat Rehkopf maintain ultimate decision making authority for issues regarding policy, staffing, and resource allocation.