The staff invested time and effort into this process and have created a strong working schedule. The school has an enrollment of approximately 800 students, with 160 receiving some form of special education service and 200 receiving RtI support. This results in a large percentage of students who have a need for support beyond typical Tier 1 instruction. Virtually every general education class will have the ability to offer in-class support at some point during the school day. The district has responded to this need by providing additional staff to be able to meet the needs of the students.
Before the Step by Step training, each teacher created their own schedule with autonomy over when they would teach each subject. In order to build a schedule that is responsive to student needs, and allows the RtI and special education teachers to cover the classes, a master schedule has been created for the school. Each grade level may teach subjects at the same time, however subjects have been staggered throughout the day. For example, ELA is not taught at the same time in all grades.