State law requires districts to implement school-wide positive behavioral supports or tiered frameworks.
MEMORANDUM: GUIDANCE TO STATES AND SCHOOL SYSTEMS ON ADDRESSING MENTAL HEALTH AND SUBSTANCE USE ISSUES IN SCHOOLS
Memo addresses use of positive behavioral supports with tiered interventions to communicate and reinforce behavioral expectations.
New Hampshire Administrative Rules Ed 306.04 Policy Development.
(c) The policy relative to absenteeism and attendance shall specify procedures for the accountability and supervision of students. The policy relative to absenteeism shall not penalize students who miss class or a required school event because of a school scheduling conflict. Districts shall implement a cooperative approach which places responsibility for notification when a student is tardy, absent, or dismissed on both the parents/guardians and the school.
New Hampshire Administrative Rules Ed 306.25 Comprehensive School Psychological Services.
(c) The school psychologist shall provide comprehensive psychological services throughout various learning environments to help children and youth develop academic, social, behavioral, and emotional competence through: (5) School-wide practices to promote learning, developing and implementing evidence-based practices and strategies to create and maintain effective and supportive learning environments for children and others, including multi-tiered systems, to support students' academic, social, emotional, and behavioral goals; (6) Preventative and responsive services employing theories and research related to resilience, risk factors, and multi-tiered prevention, to support evidence based strategies for effective counseling, crisis response, and behavioral intervention.
New Hampshire Revised Statutes Annotated 135-F:5 Duties of Commissioner of the Department of Education.
The commissioner of the department of education shall:
I. To the extent possible within existing statutory and budgetary constraints, modify the policies and practices of the department of education to support establishment of a system of care; and II. Develop a plan for full support and participation of the department of education in the establishment and maintenance of a system of care by the department of health and human services. Such plan shall be reviewed and amended annually. It shall include sufficient detail to allow compliance with the reporting requirements of RSA 135-F:6, and shall address at least the following elements:
- (a) Development of a multi-tiered system of supports in New Hampshire schools.
NH’s Multi-Tiered System of Support for Behavioral Health and Wellness Model (MTSS-B)
NH’s Multi-Tiered System of Support for Behavioral Health and Wellness Model is a comprehensive system of social, emotional, and behavioral supports to promote student wellness and improve engagement in learning.