RTI / 504
Lycée will provide rigorous supports and accommodations for struggling, general education students that give all children a chance to be successful, regardless of skill gaps or disabilities. These supports will be devised through collaboration between all stakeholders and will address academic, behavioral, and attendance concerns.
RTI (Response to Intervention) is… support for students in the general education setting in an attempt to get them back on level. This is done through tiered interventions.
Section 504 is… provision of accommodations to students with disabilities to bring them to the same starting point as their non-disabled peers. This is done through an IAP (Individual Accommodation Plan).
SAT (Student Assistance Team) / SBLC (School Building Level Committee) is… a data-driven, student-focused decision making team consisting of teachers, interventionists, leaders, parents, deans, counselors, and any other party with valuable information and knowledge of the student.
Meet Our Team
Check out our amazing teams’ bios here, under ‘Student Services’!
Range of Services
The continuum (right) maps out the range of services and options that can be provided to students, from the least restrictive environment (LRE) to the most restrictive environment (MRE). All RTI and 504 decisions are made within the red box, which designates the general education environment.
Students move through the tiers based on data collected during interventions and the collaboration of the SAT/SBLC. Interventions conducted at each level should be monitored with fidelity for a period of 6-9 weeks before any decisions to continue, discontinue, adjust, or increase RTI plans are made by the team.
What is 504?
Section 504 (of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973) states: “No otherwise qualified individual with a disability… shall, solely by reason of her or his disability, be excluded from the participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance[.]”
Section 504 accommodations are provided to students through an IAP (Individual Accommodation Plan) in order to bring them to the same starting point as a non-disabled student. A student with a disability that does not affect educational performance in a negative way may qualify for an IAP while not qualifying for Special Education services.
The SAT/SBLC team will use a variety of data points and screening measures to determine if a child qualifies for a 504 plan. A student qualifies if the team determines the physical or mental impairment “substantially limits one or more major life activities.”
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What is SAT/SBLC?
The SAT (Student Assistance Team) is a general education, data driven, decision-making committee whose standing members consist of at least the principal/designee, a classroom teacher, and the referring teacher. This committee is also referred to as the SBLC (School Building Level Committee). The team may also include the parent(s), school counselor, social worker, therapist, interventionist, or other persons who have meaningful information to contribute.
A teacher or administrator may refer a student to the SAT by completing the Student Referral Form in its entirety.
Parents may contact the Director of RTI with concerns or meeting requests.