Orange COE

Mari Barke, Board President; Al Mijares, Superintendent; Jeff Hittenberger, Chief Academic Officer; Christine Olmstead, Associate Superintendent, Educational Services Division; Jami Parsons, Director, Learning Support Services Unit Educational Services Division

Led by the Orange County Department of Education, the CA MTSS Initiative prioritizes inclusive practices to increase access to high-quality education and resources for all students. CA MTSS provides a coherent system of integrated supports and services that aligns academic, behavioral and social-emotional learning to ensure all students participate meaningfully in their education alongside their peers, and have a sense of belonging in their school and community. Based on the theme “All Means All,” CA MTSS builds on the strengths of each school, offering core (Level I) supports for all students, additional (Level II) assistance for some, and targeted interventions for those with the greatest needs.