7711 Livingston Road
Suite K
Oxon Hill, MD 20745
301-780-5910 (O)

Office Of Pupil Personnel
Last modified: 11/9/2015 3:37:27 PM
Pupil Personnel Services

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