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Student Support Services

Student Support Services


The USD 383 Student Support Services aims to enhance educational equity and support for all students. With a focus on maximizing student success, student support services oversees testing, MTSS, Student Intervention Teams, Bullying Prevention, the Native American Education Program, and Manhattan Alternative High School/Job Corps. Student Support Services also manages Department of Defense Education Activity (DODEA) grants and facilitates Kansas Education Systems Accreditation (KESA) compliance

Shannon Molt, Director of Student Support Services


  • Bullying Information

    For decades, USD 383 has promoted curriculum and instruction in prosocial, bullying prevention behaviors connected to the Kansas Social, Emotional, Character Development (SECD) standards, adopted in April 2012. These objectives are designed to help keep children safe and successful while developing their academic and life skills. Kansas was the first state to develop such standards.

    As we continue to work together to meet the comprehensive needs of our students, USD 383 utilizes the Second Step and Character Strong programs. Students participate in these programs during class meetings, crew time or advisory times. Our goals include building prosocial behaviors, emotional intelligence and preventing bullying behaviors.  

    Bullying is aggressive behavior that is intentional and that involves an imbalance of power or strength. Often, it is repeated over time. Bullying behaviors can take many forms; such as hitting or shoving (physical bullying), teasing or name-calling (verbal bullying), intimidation through gestures or social exclusion (nonverbal bullying), or sending insulting social media messages (cyberbullying).

    If you hear from your student about bullying, please contact your building principal, teacher or another adult in the building.


    Stomp Out Bullying

    Character Strong

    Pacer Bullying Resources

    Social Emotional Learning

    Stop Bullying

  • Manhattan Alternative High School serves students who are enrolled in one of the vocational trades training programs at Flint Hills Job Corps Center and do not have a high school diploma. These training programs are open to students age 16 to 24 who meet eligibility requirements.

    Our program is self-paced and highly individualized. Because of the self-paced format, students may enter the program and complete the program at any point throughout the year. Our operation is designed to permit students to participate in the vocational training program and the high school diploma program simultaneously.

    Classes are typically offered through a combination of human-based and computer-assisted instruction. Academic remediation is offered when necessary.

    For information on eligibility, to apply for admission, or to participate in a tour of the Flint Hills Job Corp, please contact Mary Welfringer at 785-564-4900.

    We look forward to working with you.

    Shannon Molt

    Contact Us
    4620 Eureka Drive, Manhattan, KS 66502
    phone: 785-587-2129
    fax: 785-587-2134

    Transcript Reqest Form

  • USD 383 MTSS Fact Sheet

    MTSS Interventions

    Intervention Flowcharts

    Family Guide

    For questions or concerns, please reach out to your school and ask to speak to the MTSS Coordinator. 

  • Native American Programs

    USD 383 Parent Letter

    Title VI Certification Form

    KSDE Fact Sheet

    Parent Committee Bylaws

    Title VI, Part A: Educational Program for Students of American Indian or Alaska Native Heritage

    The Every Student Succeeds Act (page 246) amends the Indian education programs as Title VI, Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) was signed on December 10, 2015. The new law builds on key areas of progress in recent years, made possible by the efforts of educators, communities, parents, and students across the country.

    In accordance with ESSA, the mission of the USD383 Title VI Program is to support the efforts of parents, teachers, and administration in meeting the unique cultural, language, and educational needs of American Indian and Alaska Native students.

    Funding for the Title VI Indian Education Formula Grant is provided by the U.S. Department of Education. Allocations are based on a yearly count of certified students with a direct American Indian or Alaska Native heritage.

    The goals of the USD 383 program are:

    1. Increase knowledge of cultural identity and awareness and,
    2. Increase academic achievement through cultural enrichment, culturally responsive academic support, culturally responsive academic enrichment, college preparation, and parent involvment.

    Shannon Molt, Director of Student Support Services


    National Parent Resources

    Post-Secondary Scholarships

    University Indigenous Studies Programs

    Universities and Other Post-Secondary Programs

    Federal Resources


  • What is SIT?

    • SIT stands for the Student Intervention Team. This is a part of the general education process, not special education. 

    • Each building in the district has a SIT Team of educators including teachers, administrators, school psychologists, social workers or counselors. 

    • This team meets on a regular basis to collaborate, brainstorm ideas, find strategies to fit student needs and develop an individualized plan or goal for each student who are struggling with academics, as well as behavior social emotional learning (BSEL). SIT also supports students who may need more challenge or enrichment. 

    What do I do if I have concerns about my student?

    1.   Contact your student’s teacher. Express your concerns and ask about interventions and strategies that may support or help your student.

    2.   Keep lines of communication open between yourself and your student’s teacher and support staff at the school. If you have concerns about your student’s progress, ask your student’s teacher if they can schedule a formal meeting with the SIT team.  

    3. Educators may initiate this process as well and invite you to be a part of the SIT meeting. If additional information is needed, you’ll be contacted by someone from the school to seek additional input.