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Intervention Team

Intervention Team

Intervention Teams (IT) are school-based teams utilized to identify and support students presenting academic or behavioral difficulties. All schools are required to establish a team and serve as the primary problem-solving team for all types of academic and behavioral learning issues. This team reviews student data and requests for assistance forms, makes recommendations for Tier 2 and Tier 3 intervention placement and monitors Response to Intervention (RtI).

Goals of the Intervention Team


The IT is accessible to all school personnel to prevent student learning problems or resolve them in their early stages.


The IT will apply a problem-solving approach by clearly defining the problems, determining the root cause, and identifying the needs of the students who are experiencing difficulties.


The IT will develop and assist the teacher or interventionists in implementing appropriate interventions based on the defined problems and will monitor progress to evaluate the results (response to intervention).


The IT will coordinate school and community resources to help meet the individual needs of identified students. Members of the IT will participate on the PBIS Team and serve as a liaison between the two teams.


The IT will facilitate training for school personnel and parents regarding Response to Intervention (RtI) and the role of the IT.

To date, HCPS has 51 schools/programs implementing the VTSS model. These schools have installed Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) and have Intervention Teams that meet weekly to review academic, behavior, and attendance data, make recommendations for interventions and monitor students’ response to intervention (RtI). As the HCPS Strategic Plan: Destination 2025 states, by 2024 all HCPS schools will implement positive behavior interventions and supports as evidenced by formal implementation of Virginia Tiered System of Supports or a schoolwide behavior plan.

For more information about VTSS, visit the VTSS-RIC website: Questions about HCPS VTSS implementation may be directed to Dr. Matthew C. Jones, VTSS Specialist – Student Support & Wellness, or Mr. T. Jasen Cooper, Intervention Coordinator – Student Support & Wellness.