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Welcome to Decatur County Schools

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Setting our sights to enhance the Response to Instruction and Intervention (RTI2)


The Decatur County School System has been in the planning stages this year to introduce a program at all schools to compliment and expand our Response to Instruction and Intervention (RTI2) academic program beginning with the 2016-17 school year. The purpose of the Response to Instruction and Intervention for Behavior (RTI2-B) Framework is to help districts, schools, staff, parents, and students align behavioral interventions into one comprehensive, cohesive, and effective multi-tiered, problem-solving approach that is sustainable.

With consistent and continued implementation of RTI2-B, schools can expect:

  • a decrease in interruptions to learning;
  • a decrease in the number of office discipline referrals;
  • a decrease in suspensions;
  • an increase in positive interactions;
  • a positive school climate;
  • a proactive approach to crisis;
  • an increase in instructional time;
  • an increase in leadership opportunities for staff, parents, and students;
  • an increase in academic achievement.


Ultimately, RTI2-B will provide more time for teachers to teach, students to learn, and administrators to run their schools efficiently and effectively.  Each school began the training process during the spring semester this year, and a team is in place to begin the implementation process when school begins in August.  Please contact your child’s school for information about the program if you need more information before school begins.


Branson Townsend
Director of Schools

Contact Information:

Decatur County Board of Education

Branson Townsend, Director

59 W. Main Street, P.O. Box 369

Decaturville, TN 38329


Phone: (731) 852-2391

Fax: (731) 852-2960