6. Communicating About the MTSS Process

It is important to keep the school and community informed about the MTSS initiative and plans. To do this, the MTSS leadership team should include communication planning in their process.

Establishing a communication plan

Developing a communication plan for sharing results of the MTSS initiative with the school and community involves the following steps:

  • Identify the audience: Determine who needs to know about the MTSS initiative’s results, such as teachers, parents, students, administrators, community leaders, and stakeholders
  • Determine the key message: Decide on the main message to communicate about the MTSS initiative’s results, such as the positive impact on student learning outcomes or alignment with the school’s mission and vision.
  • Choose communication channels: Identify effective channels to reach the target audience, such as newsletters, social media, community meetings, or press releases.
  • Develop communication content: Create clear, concise, and engaging content using data and visuals to support the message.
  • Determine timing and frequency: Decide on the best timing and frequency for communication, tailored to the audience’s needs.
  • Assign roles and responsibilities: Determine who will create, distribute, and monitor the communication plan and assign roles to ensure accountability.
  • Evaluate and adjust the plan: Regularly evaluate the plan’s effectiveness and make adjustments as needed to meet the target audience’s needs.