Henrico County Public Schools began implementation of Virginia Tiered Systems of Support (VTSS) in 2016, in partnership with the Virginia Department of Education and the Research and Implementation Center. The goal of VTSS is to provide a comprehensive school-wide system of positive supports to meet student needs, monitor student progress, and evaluate student outcomes. VTSS provides a framework for integration of social-emotional, behavioral, and academic learning supports.

To date, HCPS has 30 schools fully implementing a 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). Additionally, all elementary and middle schools also have Intervention Teams in place. As identified in Destination 2025, 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: https://vtss-ric.vcu.edu/.

Questions about HCPS VTSS implementation may be directed to Christina Vitek,Director of Psychological Services, Student Support and Wellness.