14201 School Lane
Room 201-B                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Upper Marlboro, MD 20772
301-780-5910 (O)

Office Of Pupil Personnel
Last modified: 5/9/2014 4:06:31 PM
Pupil Personnel Services

Mission: To ensure for all PGCPS students the maximum opportunity for a successful school experience through advocacy, consultation and as a source for referrals. Pupil Personnel Workers serve as liaisons from the school to maintain a positive home-school connection; as advocates to support student rights and responsibilities; as consultants to school administration, school staff and parents on issues such as attendance, discipline, residency, counseling, and crisis intervention; and as a referral source for students and families to school-based and community resources.

Pupil Personnel Workers' duties can be divided into four areas:

As an advocate:

  • Supports student rights and responsibilities
  • Ensures due process for all students
  • Serves as a case manager for expelled students
  • Serves as the Chief Executive Officer's designee for the investigation and resolution of extended suspension requests
  • Investigates and provides a written investigation report for expulsion requests
  • Visits students' homes to problem solve with families
  • Identifies early intervention strategies for student academic success
  • Works with parents and school staff to assess and support the needs of families

As a liaison:

  • Works with school staff to help maintain a positive home-school connection through strategies such as home visits and conferences
  • Coordinates services for students and families with outside agencies
  • Conducts residency investigations
  • Refers truant students to Interagency Council for Attendance
  • Refers middle school students to Truancy Reduction Court
  • Addresses parent and community concerns
  • Members of Crisis response team
  • May assist with application process to alternative programs

As a consultant:

  • Serves as a consultant to administration, school staff, parents/guardians on issues such as attendance, discipline, residency, counseling, and crisis intervention
  • Interprets PGCPS administrative policies and procedures, federal, state, and local laws
  • Collaborates with school staff in developing intervention to address chronic attendance issues and dropout prevention
  • Collaborates with other PGCPS departments/offices to coordinate programs for our students and families
  • Provides professional development to school staff on a variety of topics
  • Collects and analyzes data on attendance and suspensions

As a referral source:

Refers students and families to internal and outside resources