This unit coordinates a network of student/parent services (social, physical, mental health, academic guidance and improving the quality of parent/school cooperation and interactions). The office staff:
Coordinates application of the Uniform Discipline Code, including long-term suspension and expulsion procedures.
Ensures compliance with Special Education Laws, the McKinney-Vento Act and Section 504.
Processes Special Enrollments (foster care, intra-district transfers and employee requests).
Coordinates enrollments of students residing in non-public residential treatment facilities located within the district.
Conducts crises intervention for students and their families.
Coordinates student transitions (elementary to middle, middle to high school, and home school to PAL Center and return).
Assists schools and parents to identify specific ways in which to advocate/collaborate within the academic process.
Meets a minimum of three times with parents of students who are serving a long-term suspension, to discuss ways in which the home and school can collaborate in supporting the student's success upon their return to school.
Develops programs and preventive strategies for those students who may be at risk of academic failure or those who may be behind in their studies.
Manages the organization and ongoing operation of a district-wide Family & Community Advisory Council (FCAC) which discusses issues within the community and district.
Coordinates the Home Visit Project (staff visits homes of students to build relationships that support the student in moving towards academic excellence).
Coordinates hotline reports to the Department of Children Services and the return of students to school that have been in juvenile detention or other correctional facilities.
Dr. Shirleas Washington
Interim Assistant Superintendent of Academics and Support Services