The mission of Student Support is to remove barriers to student learning and to help students succeed academically, behaviorally, and socially. This includes the Department of Special Education
which serves more than 1700 district students who have qualified for specialized instruction because of a disability that impacts their learning in the school setting. The department has a major role in providing students with necessary supports in math and reading as well as in behavior through the district-wide implementation of a comprehensive system of student supports known as a Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS). MTSS
focuses on the development of a safe and caring learning environment that fosters student engagement and academic success through Positive Behavior Intervention Supports (PBIS) framework and Academic Interventions.
Student Support Services also includes guidance counseling, mental health professionals, school nursing, homelessness, and Section 504 for disabilities.