Campus Monitoring and Intervention Teams
Plano ISD is committed to ensuring success for all students. As part of this commitment to success, each Plano ISD campus has a Campus Monitoring and Intervention Team(CMIT), which is a general education problem solving team used to determine interventions and/or accommodations that a student may need to successfully progress academically and/or behaviorally. Members of the Campus Monitoring and Intervention Team may include the student’s teacher(s), campus administrator, counselor, Instructional Specialist, and any other staff member that the committee feels can provide assistance with the student and his/her needs. While parents are not required members of the team, their input is important in looking at the whole child.
A student does not need to have an impairment or disability to be referred to the Campus Monitoring and Intervention Team (CMIT). Each step of the CMIT process involves student evaluation, intervention planning, and follow-up evaluations and reviews of accommodations to determine if the interventions are effective.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why does Plano ISD have a Campus Monitoring and Intervention Team (CMIT)?
The Campus Monitoring and Intervention Team is a part of the Plano ISD At-Risk program and aids in better understanding students and the academic and behavioral problems they may be facing. The CMIT will meet to establish and maintain interventions in order to best support the child.
How is the Campus Monitoring and Intervention Team different than a Section 504 Committee?
A student does not need to have an impairment or disability to be served under CMIT. For a student to be served under Section 504, they must have record of or be regarded as having a physical or mental impairment that limits a major life activity.
The members of the CMIT may be similar to the members of a Section 504 Committee, but a 504 Committee must have members that fulfill specific roles, by law. It is a campus decision who serves on the CMIT and is based on the specific child and his/her needs.
How is the Campus Monitoring and Intervention Team different than a Special Education Admission, Review, Dismissal (ARD) Committee?
A student does not need to have an impairment or disability to be served under CMIT. For a student to be served under Special Education, they must meet eligibility in one of 11 categories and must have an academic need for an Individualized Education Plan (IEP).
The members of the CMIT may be similar to the members of an ARD Committee, but an ARD Committee must have members that fulfill specific roles, by law. It is a campus decision who serves on the CMIT and is based on the specific child and his/her needs.
Are parents required members of the CMIT?
While parents are often invaluable members of the CMIT, they are not required to be on the team.
Parents are required to be invited to the CMIT meeting. The Campus CMIT Coordinator will provide the Notice of CMIT Meeting in writing and with ample time for the parent to respond.
How does a child get referred to the CMIT?
If a student is demonstrating academic or behavioral difficulties that need more intensive intervention than a teacher can provide in whole group, the teacher will begin Response to Intervention (RtI). The teacher may also consult with other campus stakeholders in seeking ideas to support the child. If these supports are not successful or the concern persists, the teacher may request a CMIT meeting.
If a parent sees that their child is demonstrating academic or behavioral difficulties, or is concerned that their child may have a disability or an impairment, they may contact the student’s teacher or Campus CMIT Coordinator in order to request a meeting.
Per ChildFind requirements, anyone that is concerned about a child’s learning can contact their child’s teacher or campus to request an evaluation. (www.pisd.edu/childfind)