Office of School Climate

What is the Office of School Climate:
The Office of School Climate, using a Multi-Tiered System of Supports for Behavior (MTSS-B), identifies, promotes, and supports social and emotional development by designing systems and experiences that lead to healthy relationships and a safe, respectful environment that is conducive to learning for all constituents and creates a culture of partnerships with families, community members and school staff to foster social-emotional growth and well-being.

Office of School Climate Team:

RM 308 @ East High School, 840 Northampton Street, Buffalo 

Matthew Pegg, Supervisor,
Monica Capozzi, Coach,
Kim DeGeorge, Coach,
Christopher Heim, Coach,
Kristina Jackson, Coach,

What is PBIS/MTSS Framework

PBIS/MTSS Framework is a proactive systems approach to establishing the behavioral supports and social culture needed for all students in a school to achieve social, emotional, and academic success.  As a Response to Intervention (RtI) model, PBIS/MTSS Framework applies a three-tiered system of support, and a problem-solving process to enhance the capacity of schools to effectively educate all students.  The goals of PBIS/MTSS Framework are to:

  • Increase data-based decision-making on behavior and academic instruction and reinforce across all school settings.

  • Increase consistent use and effect of research-based behavioral and academic instructional strategies among all school staff at school wide, classroom, and individual student levels.

  • Reduce use of reactive discipline measures in schools (e.g., office discipline referrals, detentions, suspensions, expulsions) for all students.

  • Increase academic achievement levels of all students.

  • Implement effective intervention plans for students with the most comprehensive behavioral and emotional needs that support and evaluate their success across home, school, and community.

  • Increase capacity of general education settings to successfully educate students with disabilities and 
    prevent academic and/or social failures of all students.

  • Increase capacity of schools and districts to address over- and under-representation of students by ethnicity relative to discipline, disability status, and academic achievement with access to data on these outcomes.

  • Improving attendance by establishing a culture of attendance, acknowledging outstanding attendance and supporting students at-risk for chronic absenteeism.


MTSS Toolkit provides resources on:

  • The MTSS Framework (Tier 1, Tier 2, and Tier 3)

    • Tier 1 - System Templates (Agenda, Minutes, Action Plan), Tiered Fidelity Inventory (TFI), Matrix, Effective Supervision Toolkit

    • Tier 2 - System Templates (Agenda, Minutes, Action Plan), Daily Progress Report Card (DPR) Templates, CICO Resources, SAIG Resources, Behavior Support Plan (BSP) Resources

    • Tier 3 - System Templates (Problem Solving Agenda, Minutes, Action Plan), Behavior Intervention Plan (BIP) Template, BIP Strategies, Functional Behavioral Assessment (FBA)

  • Restorative Practices (RP)

  • Classroom Management Supports

  • Social Emotional Learning (SEL)

  • Mindfulness

  • Health and Wellness

  • Dignity for All Students Act (DASA)

    • Bullying and Harassment Resources