A District Leader’s Experiences and Insights Into Implementing DBI

A District Leader’s Experiences and Insights Into Implementing DBI

By Bill Rasplica
October 20, 2021

Franklin Pierce Schools in Washington State (Seattle area) has implemented DBI through an I3 (Investing in Innovation and Improvement) grant. This video features reflections from Bill Rasplica, the former executive director of Franklin Pierce Schools, about his experiences implementing DBI, lessons learned, and recommendations for other district leaders.



To hear more from Bill Rasplica and other implementers, view the presentation and panel from the NCII 10 Year Celebration! Day 2 Panel and Q&A.

About the author

Bill Rascplica
Bill Rasplica

Bill Rasplica retired after 18 years serving as the Executive Director of Learning Support Services for the Franklin Pierce Schools in Tacoma, WA. Prior to working in Franklin Pierce, Bill worked in administrative positions in the White River School District, the Sumner School District and the Seattle Public Schools. In addition, he was an assistant director in Illinois and worked in Iowa as the principal at a day treatment program at an Area Education Agency (AEA). He has had responsibility for program accountability and development in the areas of special education, Title 1, Learning Assistance Program, English Language Learners and Section 504. Bill has extensive experience in district-wide (K-12) and school-based implementation of MTSS, including the areas of universal screening, multi-level prevention systems, progress monitoring, and data-based decision making.


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