School Name: E.A. Cox Middle School
School Level: 5th-8th
District and County: Maury County Public Schools
Phase: Tier I, Tier II
Success Story Title: Continuous Communication
633 Bear Creek Pike, Columbia, TN 38401
E.A. Cox Middle School in Maury County is one of our stellar implementing schools for RTI2-B! Having gone through training in Spring 2016, they have worked very hard this year to get their RTI2-B plan up and running. One of the major barriers they had to overcome was getting staff buy-in and consistency implementing their RTI2-B plan. The team dedicated time before school started, teaching and explaining to the faculty and staff the implementation manual and how it should be used to help with their school’s discipline and school-wide expectations. Along with this, they prioritized communication with each other and set the expectation that nobody was expected to do everything on their own. The RTI2-B Team emphasized that if anyone had any questions at any time, the RTI2-B Team would be available to help. The team continues to support communication to all stakeholders in their school by having monthly RTI2-B team meetings, sharing relevant information to staff via email and/or at grade level PLC meetings, and updating their families via automated phone calls, newsletters, communication folders, and through social media. Hats off to Cox Middle School on all their hard work they have accomplished this year to see positive behaviors increase in their school!