Diana Garcia
    Director, Pupil Personnel Services
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    155 Bardin Road • Salinas, CA 93905
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  • AUSD's  Multi-Tiered System of Supports

    Excellence + EQUITY

    All means All

    MTSS Framework:  The Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) is designed to address the academic, behavioral, and social-emotional needs of all students. The MTSS AUSD Collaborative was created in the Fall of 2017 to implement the MTSS Framework district wide using the California Scale-Up MTSS Statewide (SUMS) Initiative Technical Assistance (TA) training grant to create a system that supports the Whole Child.  

    What is  CA SUMS?  CA SUMS stands for  California Scale-Up MTSS. In April 2016, Orange County Department of Education, in partnership with Butte County Office of Education and SWIFT Education Center, was awarded a large grant to implement MTSS statewide. This effort, California Scale-Up MTSS Statewide (SUMS) provides a process for Local Education Agencies (LEA) to assess their strengths, coordinate supports to their Local Control Accountability Plans (LCAP), and align their MTSS efforts with the eight state priorities.

    California Definition: MTSS is an integrated, comprehensive framework that focuses on California State Standards, core instruction, differentiated learning, student-centered learning, individualized student needs, and the alignment of systems necessary for all students’ academic, behavioral, and social success. The hope of MTSS is that every student will be given the support and opportunity to thrive in the most inclusive learning environment.


    Background: In the Winter of 2017, teams representing 9 school sites plus district administrators convened a task force to learn about CA SUMS as it relates to improving learning for all students. We are very excited to be in the process of developing and implementing a comprehensive MTSS model to prepare and empower all of our students for a future of endless possibilities.

    CA MTSS Video

  • Counseling & School Support

    AUSD School Counseling Mission:
    The mission of the AUSD School Counseling Program is to provide a district-wide comprehensive, equitable, and accessible system of support to all students.  Our students will acquire the knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed to achieve academic success, college and career readiness, and healthy social/emotional development.

    AUSD School Counseling Vision:
    Our AUSD School Counseling Program fosters student success in a diverse and changing world by graduating students who are prepared to make a positive impact on humanity and meet the demands of their college, career, and life goals.

    AUSD School Counseling Community Guide:
    Our AUSD Counseling overview of services for our community.  English | Español