Hamburg High School began Response to Intervention (RTI) during the last two weeks of January.
RTI allows for students to get individualized help as well as do something they are interested in. It gives students the opportunity to choose their classes and teachers can also pick students they think need more guidance.
Hamburg School District Superintendent Tracy Streeter said she believes that RTI is very beneficial and trusts that RTI offers something for every student.
“I love it, I think it’s awesome,” Streeter said. “It offers something for every child, it allows for their needs to be met and gives them something to do that interests them.”
HHS is the only school in the HSD to have RTI at the level it’s being used. It entails a complete change to the schedule as well as increases the amount of classes offered on a day-to-day basis.
Streeter said the district plans to keep the RTI plan, “forever.”
“Why shouldn’t it if a kid needs help with something?” she said. “They should be able to get it and it looks different everywhere. ”
Planning to implement RTI has been ongoing for months. “RTI can only get better,” Streeter said.