Safe & Healthy Homewood Students
It is the goal of Homewood City Schools to educate and empower all students to maximize their unique potential. In an effort to meet this goal, Homewood City Schools has adopted a Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS). The MTSS model is designed to address our students’ academic, behavioral, and foundational wellness needs using a continuum of supports, including a proactive approach to address students’ needs in all three areas.
We have established systematic screening practices and a continuum of supports, ranging from universal, broad-based strategies to targeted and individualized interventions. The MTSS model provides for: primary prevention (Tier 1 supports for all), secondary prevention (Tier 2 supports for some), and tertiary interventions and supports (Tier 3 supports for a few). As a part of this process, schools have developed school-wide expectations and procedures for teaching, monitoring, and reinforcing these expectations.
In addition, schools have developed common goals for all stakeholders – students, teachers, parents, and administrators. The goal is to create a safe, positive learning environment including the accurate detection of students who need additional support beyond Tier 1 prevention efforts and then providing these students with additional Tier 2 and Tier 3 evidence-based supports.