Pupil Services
The Office of Pupil Services is responsible for the planning, developing, implementation, assessment and supervision of Pupil Personnel and Psychological Services programs in the District. The Pupil Services department oversees the reporting of student data as required by the Pa. Department of Education and the Federal Government. In addition to Child Accounting Requirements, this office assures that student information is confidential, that services are provided as delivered by Guidance Counselors, Nurses, Home and School Visitors, English as a Second Language and School Psychologists. Crisis management for all staff and students falls to Pupil Services staff in coordination with outside service agencies. 
Special Education Plan
Each school district in Pennsylvania must submit a three-year plan that describes the special education services available in the district. The plan includes assurances the district is meeting state and federal regulations, staffing caseloads, contracted services, and professional development.
The School District of Haverford Township will seek board approval for the 2014-2017 Special Education Plan on Thursday, April 3, 2014. The plan is available for public review. Please click on the link below to review the plan. Comments may be directed to Dr. Valerie Burnett at burnett@havsd.net. Public review is available from March 3, 2014 through April 2, 2014.

School Based ACCESS Program

What is School Based ACCESS?

The School-Based ACCESS Program (SBAP) is a partnership between the PA Department of Education (PDE) and the PA Department of Public Welfare (DPW). School entities allowed to enroll as SBAP providers include Pennsylvania school districts, intermediate units, state-owned schools, approved private schools, and charter schools.

The School-Based ACCESS Program, or SBAP, allows Pennsylvania Local Education Agencies, or LEAs, to receive federal Medicaid reimbursement for providing IEP health-related services to Medical Assistance-eligible children as part of their Individualized Education Program (IEP). All funds received are used to support the special education program and services in the School District of Haverford township.

SBAP is a cooperative efforts between the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE), the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare (DPW), the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), and PDE's contractor.
Reimbursable services include:

 Assistive Devices 
 Personal Care Assistant
 Audiology  Physical Therapy
 IEP Development Physician
 Nursing (RN & LPN) Psychiatry
 Occupational Therapy  Psychology
 Orientation & Mobility Social Work
 Speech/Language Teacher of Hearing Impaired
 Special Transportation

There are many advantages to enrolling children in Medical Assistance, besides the obvious

Medical Assistance pays for wrap-around mental health services and other types of

services that are not routinely covered under private insurance. Some families will not

qualify for Medical Assistance or Social Security Income because the family income exceeds program limits.