LOCAL DISTRICT AND SCHOOL BASED SUPPORT
Pupil Services and Attendance Counselor
Budget Planning is
now taking place for Fiscal Year 2016-17. All schools have the option of
purchasing a PUPIL SERVICES AND ATTENDANCE (PSA) COUNSELOR as Support
The mission of
Pupil Services is to ensure that all LAUSD students are enrolled, attending,
engaged, and on-track to graduate.
hold a Master’s degree or higher in Social Work or School Counseling, with a
Pupil Personnel Services Credential authorizing Child Welfare and Attendance
services. PSA Counselors track and share attendance data and
trends. PSA Counselors teach and reinforce clear, positive expectations
for student attendance, implementing absence prevention, early intervention,
and intensive intervention strategies to improve individual and school-wide
interpret laws and policies pertaining to education, enrollment, attendance,
and pupil records. They also serve as liaisons between the school and
home, supporting students and families who confront barriers to educational
success, identifying resources and implementing services to prevent students
from dropping out of school.
purchase PSA Counselor time, please complete and submit the Itinerant PSA Counselor letter found on the School Fiscal Services Office page under the Personnel section found here.
Pupil Services and Attendance Field Coordinator
PSA Field Coordinators monitor and enforce the performance and accountability of school based Pupil Services and Attendance (PSA) Counselors. Each Coordinator is also responsible for supervising the creation and maintenance of the Resource Panel and School Attendance Review Board (SARB) panel as well as the supervision of the assigned SARB Chair.
Local District (LD) Pupil Services
LD Pupil Services Counselors provide support to LD Field Coordinators. They assist with training, guidance and assistance to school-based staff, and other LD units and personnel.
School Based Pupil Services and Attendance Counselors
School-based Pupil Services and Attendance (PSA) and Diploma Project (DP) Counselors provide direct individual, group and family counseling; visit students’ homes to exchange information and provide in-home counseling services; collaborate with school officials and community agencies; serve on, or coordinate Student Success Teams; and empower families and students by helping them understand and access appropriate public and private health and social services. School-based PSA and DP Counselors have a leadership role in helping the school develop its Attendance and Dropout Prevention Plan, Incentive and Student Recovery Program to reach school and district targeted attendance improvement goals. For more information regarding targeted support and the services provided, click here for Elementary School Information and here for Secondary School Information.