• Intervention and Referral Services


  • Purpose of I&RS

    • The primary purposes of the I&RS team are to:

      •  identify students in need and then plan and provide appropriate intervention for those students within the general education community; 

      • identify the responsibilities of building staff who participate in the planning and provision of intervention and referral services; 

      • actively involve parents/guardians in the development and implementation of the I&RS plans; 

      • review and assess the effectiveness of the services provided in achieving the outcomes identified in the intervention and referral plan; 

      • provide professional development to general education staff members who either refer students to the I&RS or who assist in providing the intervention and referral services; and, 

      • finally, help to coordinate the services of community-based social and health agencies.

  • Role of Interventionists 

  • All interventionists are certified special education teachers.  One interventionist is located at each elementary school throughout the district.  The role of the interventionist at each school is to provide direct support to students in need of additional assistance in a variety of subjects: mathematics, science, executive functioning, literacy instruction, etc.  

    The interventionists also play a key role in supporting the Intervention and Referral Services (I&RS) Committee at each school as well as the students receiving an I&RS Plan through the work of the committee. 

  • SDOC Interventionists

  • There are three interventionists located within our elementary schools.  One interventionist is housed at each elementary school.  Any student in need of support, can receive assistance from the interventionist.  Students formally identified in need of additional assistance through the Intervention and Referral Services Committee work with the interventionist as one area of support.  Classroom teachers and parent(s) are also able to request assistance from the interventionist for their child.  This request would be communicated to the building principal.  Interventionists work with students within their classroom or outside of their classroom, depending upon the type of support that the student requires.

    Sarah Galicki - SBS

    Amy Kerr - MAS

    Beth Paulson - WAS