Dallas County Schools picked for MTSS Cohort system

Published 1:51 pm Thursday, September 15, 2022

The Dallas County  School District was selected to participate in the first Cohort of Multi-tiered Student Support Framework  with the Alabama State Department of  Education.

A press conference was held Monday at Southside High School to officially make the announcement.

Principals across the Dallas County School District were in attendance, Alabama State Board of Education member Tonya Chestnut and MTSS Education Specialist Kristie Shankles.

Sampson said that MTSS  will create a positive environment for the students to excel in and out of the classroom along with help from parents and other organizations.

“We’ve been working to put the pieces together for a viable school system,” Sampson said.

“But we can’t do this alone. Our partnerships with the parents, county are the key. It takes the entire community to help the students be successful.  We can’t do this without the  legislature, the state, teachers and principals.”

Chestnut, who represents District 5, said she’s pleased that Dallas County Schools was one of 33 Districts in the state picked for the program.

“We’re excited that Dallas County was chosen for MTSS Cohort I,” Chestnut said. “We have a common goal: making sure every child is successful.”

Dallas County EMA Director Toya Crusoe also attended.