Kentucky - Multi-tiered Positive Behavior Supports: Programs and Services (S/D)

Area: 
Programs And Services
Policy Type: 
Statute
Summary: 

State law requires districts to implement school-wide positive behavioral supports or tiered frameworks.

Kentucky Revised Statutes 158.305 Response-to-intervention system to identify and assist students having difficulty in reading, writing, mathematics, or behavior and to determine needs of advanced learners.

(2) Notwithstanding any other statute or administrative regulation to the contrary, the Kentucky Board of Education shall promulgate administrative regulations for district-wide use of a response-to-intervention system for students in kindergarten through grade three (3), that includes a tiered continuum of interventions with varying levels of intensity and duration and which connects general, compensatory, and special education programs to provide interventions implemented with fidelity to scientifically based research and matched to individual student strengths and needs. At a minimum, evidence of implementation shall be submitted by the district to the department for:

  • (a) Reading and writing by August 1, 2013;

  • (b) Mathematics by August 1, 2014; and

  • (c) Behavior by August 1, 2015.

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