Example 1

Intervention & Referral Services (I&RS)

Federal, state and district guidelines have clearly established that the primary mission of schools is to improve student achievement in an environment that maintains and ensures the safety of all students and staff. The effectiveness of public education in fulfilling this mission depends largely upon the capacity of school systems to respond to the diverse educational needs of students. This mission has become increasingly more challenging due to a myriad of problems students bring to schools.  Constantly evolving social conditions and the changing educational needs that tend to emerge with these changes can pose dramatic barriers to student achievement.

To ensure that the needs of all students are meant Plainfield Public Schools has established and implemented a coordinated system in each school building for the planning and delivery of intervention and referral services that are designed to assist students who are experiencing learning, behavioral or health concerns and to assist staff who have difficulties in addressing students learning, behavioral or health needs. 

The I&RS process is comprised of  a multidisciplinary team whose goal is to support staff in meeting the needs of students who are experiencing  learning, behavioral and/or health issues that directly impact on student achievement. Our I&RS teams provides services to staff for the benefit of students. Through the different steps that comprise the I&RS process, students are directed to appropriate services in the school and community.  

To assure that all schools’ I&RS teams have the necessary support and training to adequately meet the needs of their students the district has assigned the Department of Student Intervention & Family Support Services the responsibility of providing technical assistance and support in the areas of development, implementation and training.  This will also include monitoring of services to assure compliance and consultation on an as needed basis.

Please click on the following links for the I&RS Manual along with the necessary forms to be used for the referral process.

  IRS Team Manual
  IRS Brochure
Intervention & Referral Services Forms
  Case Manager Checklist
  Request for Assistance
  Teacher Intervention Form
  Teacher Data Collection
  Professional School Counselor/Social Worker Form
  Professional School Nurse Health Form
  Parent/Guardian Assessment
  Student Assessment
  Release of Information Consent Form
  Summary of Disciplinary Infractions
  Meeting Attendance Form
  Action Plan Form
  Follow-Up Meeting
  End of Year I&RS Progress Review
  Data Collection Tool on Referred Students
  Home Visitation Form
  Parent or Guardian Letter
  Parent Interview