William Penn School District

Serving the Communities of Aldan, Colwyn, Darby, East Lansdowne, Lansdowne, and Yeadon

Department Overview

Pupil Services are coordinated programs of specialized services to students and families to ensure that all students have an equal opportunity to succeed at school. The role of Pupil Services is to remove the barriers to learning and teaching. The services may be classified as Developmental, Diagnostic, Intervention, Referral, Consultation and Coordination, or involve Record Maintenance, Research/Evaluation, Policy Recommendations or School Environment Assessment.

The Pupil Services programs of the William Penn School District include:

Counseling:

·         Scheduling

·         Academic & personal problem

·         S.A.P. (At Risk students)

·         Educational program and career guidance

·         Records maintenance

 Nursing

·         Immunizations monitoring

·         Physicals & screenings (Body Mass Index)

·         Medication dispensing

·         First Aid

 Social Workers:

·         Case management services with linkage to community agency resources to benefit both student and family

·         Home visits

·         Liaison with CYS, Child Welfare, Juvenile Court

·         Organizes and directs the Crisis Intervention Team

Registration, Attendance, Residency

·         Registration of students

·         Assignment to schools

·         Monitoring of attendance and enforcement of truancy procedures and laws

·         Communicating with parents to ensure awareness of attendance

·         Investigation and resolution of residency issues

Data Coordination:

·         Oversee collection and reporting of child accounting and discipline data

·         Oversee operation of the Student Information System

Discipline:

·         Annual code revision

·         Supervise building procedures and reporting

·         Process Hearings for Expulsions

·         Coordinate Reporting with state and local agencies

Safety & Intervention:

·         Building security

·         Crisis Management Plans

·         Safe Schools Initiatives

Crisis Intervention:

·         Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) certified

·         Building Teams & District Team

·         Coordinates with local outside agencies as needed for response

Crisis Management Teams

·         First Responders for managing natural or man-made emergencies.

·         Based on Incident Command Structure

·         NIMS compliant

·         Building and District Teams

·         Emergency Response Information Portal

Homebound Instruction:

·         Five hours of tutoring per week in Major subject areas during course of student’s disability, up to 3 months (renewable)

Home Schooling:

·         Approve requests

·         Ensure program compliance with state Curriculum and standardized testing requirements

·         Approve annual evaluation of student program results

Field Trips:

·         Approve all educational field trips and class trips that comply with district policy governing conditions

Student Related Board Policy:

·         Draft and Revise all School Board Policies that concern students, as needed

 

 

Contact Information

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Dr. Frank M. Bruno
Director of Pupil Services
Phone: 610-284-8010 ext. 1242
Fax: 610-394-1099
 

 
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