Student Assistance Team

Welcome to Building-Based Teams

The Student Assistance Team (Building Based Team) is a group of teachers and support staff who come together to develop a plan of action utlizing a creative problem solving process to help students to be more successful at school. It is our belief that teachers and parents who work together, help build a positive approach to student success. Although the focus of the meeting is to provide your child’s teacher(s) with new ideas or strategies that will assist your child’s progress in the classroom, you may discover ideas that you could use at home. These ideas and strategies are built on the strengths and interests unique to your child. The meeting follows a series of steps to reach the desired outcome of academic improvement for your child.


The Process:

The BBT follows the Creative Problem Solving Model which is a process that will:

  1. First, the team offers the strengths and interests that are unique to your child, and then determines the academic or social challenges your child is facing at school.
  2. Next, ideas and strategies are developed that build on your child’s strength(s), ideas that will help your child be more successful in school.
  3. The team completes the meeting by creating a plan of action that will support your child’s academic progress.
  4. There is a follow-up meeting of the team to determine the success of the intervention(s).