Learning supports are the resources, strategies and practices that provide physical, social, emotional and intellectual support, enabling students to have an equal opportunity for success at school. Learning supports address barriers to and promote engagement in learning and teaching.
The 504 Plan is a plan developed to ensure that a child who has an identified disability but doesn't qualify for Special Education services receives accommodations to support their learning.
The Indian Education Program is committed to working together with parents and families in order to meet the unique educational and cultural needs of students of American Indian heritage.
Bloomington Public Schools prepares all learners to thrive in a rapidly changing world by aiming to provide them with equitable access to high quality and culturally relevant instruction, curriculum, support, facilities and educational resources.
Students in foster care often require additional support. We work with child welfare agencies, communities and families to reduce educational disruptions and provide specialized services often essential for students in foster care to be successful in school and in life.
Galaxy Youth Centers provide Bloomington youth in grades 6-8 a safe and fun place to be with friends after school. Galaxy provides youth opportunities for involvement in social, recreational and educational programming. Galaxy staff are dedicated to working with youth and understand youth issues. For more information about Galaxy, contact your middle school.
We provide an array of services for students experiencing homelessness from birth through adulthood under the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, with programs fitting within general, special or community education.
We offer instruction for students who are unable to attend school due to prolonged illness, disability, suspension or expulsion.
Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) is an instructional framework that includes universal screening of all students, multiple tiers of instruction and support services, and an integrated data collection and assessment system to inform decisions at each tier of instruction.
PAUSE is a program that provides an alternative to out-of-school suspension.
Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is a way for schools to encourage good behavior. PBIS schools teach kids about behavior, just as they would teach about other subjects like reading or math. The focus of PBIS is prevention, not punishment.
Transformative SEL is about developing our skills across the 5 competency areas. This work supports us in staying centered, navigating relationships, adapting to dynamic situations, staying organized, and cultivating the agency that promotes educational equity and excellence. In BPS we support both students and staff in developing our SEL capacities.
Heidi Agee (Elementary)
Susan Bianchi (Secondary)
Targeted Services offers additional learning opportunities to targeted K-8 students who may be performing below grade-level expectations or are at risk of failing to meet standards. Students are selected for before- or after-school or summer programs designed to build academic skills and help students develop organizational and social/emotional skills.
Certified therapy dog teams provide social, emotional and physical health benefits which boost student confidence, improve attendance and increase test scores.
See district Policy 899 for more information.
Please reach out if you are interested in learning more about therapy dogs or to schedule a team visit at your setting.
The largest federal program aiding elementary and secondary education, Title I provides supplemental funding to ensure students from low-income families succeed academically.
Title II aims to improve teacher and principal quality through recruitment and professional development.
Title III aims to improve and enhance the education of English language learners (ELLs) and immigrant students by helping them attain English proficiency and meet state academic achievement standards.
Also called the 21st Century Community Learning Centers program, Title IV provides academic enrichment opportunities to complement regular academic programs.
Title VI prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, or national origin in any program or activity that receives federal funds or other federal financial assistance.