What does Multi-tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) mean? 

Schools in the Kuna School District offer a variety of leveled supports for students.  Learning supports are designed by school teams based on individual student needs and are provided in a coordinated manner.  

MTSS is based on the following principles:

  • Students who need additional academic, behavioral, language acquisition support or enrichment are identified early.
  • Identified students can be provided supplemental and/or intensive supports for their specific needs in addition to quality core instruction.
  • Student progress is monitored frequently to determine if they are on track and making the expected gains.
  • Teachers and schools use data to change learnings supports when needed.    

  Kuna Way

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What supports could my child receive?

Learning supports generally fall into four categories. Click on the links to learn more about specialized programs.

 Academic At Risk Learners new      Self Management new    English Learners new    Advanced Learners new

Learning supports in the Kuna School District are referred to by Tiers   

      Gradiant pyramid



Who is involved in MTSS? 

MTSS utilizes a team approach to provide a circle of support around a student. 

STUDENT - Students are encouraged to take ownership of their own learning. 

FAMILY - Parents or guardians are a child first teachers and are key players in their schooling.

CLASSROOM TEACHERS - The classroom teacher is responsible for providing quality Tier 1 instruction and is the first line of communication between school and home. 

INTERVENTIONISTS - KSD employs a variety of professionals with highly specialized skills and knowledge to help students.  Some examples of these specialists are Reading and Math Specialists, Special Education Teachers, English Language Teachers, School Psychologists, Occupational Therapists, Speech & Language Pathologists, Counselors, Social Workersand Teaching Assistants.  

SCHOOL & DISTRICT TEAMS - Leadership teams, Grade-level teams, and Intervention teams meet regularly to coordinate efforts and resources.  

COMMUNITY PARTNERS - KSD works closely with a variety of both public and private community organizations to meet the needs of students.  Some examples are School Resource Officers, Idaho/Kuna Foodbank, United Way, Boys & Girls Club, Treasure Valley Education Partnership, Kuna Library, and the Department Health and Welfare 



Supporting students circle