PST

Problem Solving Team (PST) is a school based student support team and problem solving group.  Team members discuss issues related to specific needs of teachers and students and offer teachers assistance in resolving problems.  The team is composed of general education teachers, administrators, counselors, and other individuals as needed, including special education teachers.

By establishing a student support team, a school may call upon the expertise of a number of individuals, professionals, paraprofessionals, and nonprofessionals in resolving school and/or student issues.  Through collaboration, educators are given the opportunity to address concerns and find solutions with greater perspective.

The purpose is to provide immediate aid through a PST plan for students in the general education environment who are struggling academically and/or behaviorally.  The PST plan provides intervention strategies that are implemented in a eight-to ten-week plan within the general education classroom. After the plan is implemented, it is evaluated for its effectiveness and suggestions are made for future recommendations.  Educators may receive immediate support when confronting specific academic, social, and/or behavioral concerns regarding students. PST is used for general education classes, career technical classes, alternative education programs, and any class that counts toward graduation credit.

 


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in any program or activity, on the basis of sex, race, religion, belief, national origin, ethnic group, or handicapping condition.