• 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. 

    Youth Suicide Awareness

    According to the Center for Disease Control, suicide is the third leading cause of death among children age 10-24. 
    Risk factors:
    • History of previous suicide attempts
    • Family history of suicide
    • History of depression or other mental illness
    • Alcohol or drug abuse
    • Stressful life event or loss
    • Easy access to lethal methods
    • Exposure to the suicidal behavior of others
    • Incarceration

    Most people are uncomfortable with the topic of suicide. Too often, victims are blamed, and their families and friends are left stigmatized. As a result, people do not communicate openly about suicide. Thus an important public health problem is left shrouded in secrecy, which limits the amount of information available to those working to prevent suicide. Research over the last several decades has uncovered a wealth of information on the causes of suicide and on prevention strategies. Additionally, CDC is working to monitor the problem and develop programs to prevent youth suicide. 

    13 Reasons Why - The National School Psychologists Association has compiled information about the series for both parents and educators, please see the link below.

    Guidance on watching 13 Reasons Why  

    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 effort 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 by private insurance. Some families will not
    qualify for Medical Assistance or Social Security Income because the family income exceeds program limits.