Communication and Barrier Removal

Effective communication includes a plan which outlines the district process for communicating with internal and external stakeholders, as well as a process for communicating and removing barriers. District teams will develop a communication plan and barrier removal process to support schools in successful implementation of MTSS.


  1. Interactive Review
  2. Communication Plan
  3. Barrier Removal Process
  4. Next Steps


  • Recorded Module: Communication and Barrier Removal [video]
  • Review and respond to the question in the “Communication and Barrier Removal Vocabulary and Reflection Questions” shared with you by your Implementation Specialist

Live Session

  • Outcomes:
    • Develop a communication plan and protocols to support implementation of MTSS
    • Develop a barrier removal process to address implementation challenges
    • Practice using and refining the barrier removal process


  • Finalize the communication plan and barrier removal process and share with executive leadership for final approval
  • Share communication plan and barrier removal process with stakeholders to support its use
  • Update DIT Installation Checklists until they are at 100% completion