Local District and School Based Support
Purchasing a Pupil Services and Attendance Counselor
Budget Planning is now taking place for Fiscal Year 2017-18. All schools have the option of purchasing a PUPIL SERVICES AND ATTENDANCE (PSA) COUNSELOR as Support Services Personnel.
PSA Counselors 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 attendance.
PSA Counselors 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.
To 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.
Field Coordinators also strategize and consult with Local District and School Administrators and staff on policies, procedures and best practices in all Local District Schools.