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State College Area School District

Our mission: To prepare students for lifelong success through excellence in education

  • Home and School Visitor Service
    As an integral component of the State College Area School District's Student Service Department, the Home/School Visitor is involved with a variety of activities, involving all grade levels. The Home/School Visitor is particularly concerned with: absenteeism and the development of a plan to establish and maintain regular school attendance; serving as a liaison between parents and school personnel to create a home-school partnership.

    Home/School Liaison
    • Acts as a connection between parents and school personnel so that a home-school partnership is created
    • Participates in meetings with school staff, community agencies, parents and student
    • Outreach to parents; referral to appropriate school and community resources
    Truancy and Attendance Intervention
    •     Assessment of truancy 
    •     Establish Truancy Elimination Plan (TEP)
    •     Facilitate services of outside agencies
    •     Facilitate school meetings and provision of school resources>
    •     Court Liaison - file 2nd Truancy Offenses in court & attend Truancy Hearings
    •     Report chronic truancy to Children & Youth Services
    •     Refer students who dropout of school to GED program
    •     Truancy Meetings - to establish TEP, discuss school's attendance rules, discuss court process and court consequences for truancy


    School Meetings
    • Attend SAP (Student Assistance Program) meetings at Middle Schools
    • Attend casings meeting at High Schools
    • Attend IST (Instructional Support Team) meetings as needed
    • Attend IEP (Individualized Education Program) meetings as needed
    • Attend other school meetings as needed
    • Truancy meetings with parents/guardian and student

    Resident/non-resident investigations

      District and Community Committees
       SAP District Council
       CAC for Safe Schools
       SCASD Records Committee
       Children and Youth Services Multi-Disciplinary Team
       PA Association of School Social Work Personnel
            SAP - Student Assistance Program
            CAC - Citizen's Advisory Committee
    Last Modified on June 3, 2016