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.
The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) requires Pennsylvania to ensure that the total number of students assessed in each subject using the Pennsylvania Alternate System of Assessment (PASA) does not exceed one percent of the total number of all students in the state assessed on the statewide assessments. Each local educational agency (LEA) must complete and submit the PASA 1.0 Percent Participation Threshold Justification to PA Department of Education (PDE) if it anticipates that more than 1.0 % of its students enrolled in grades 3-8 and 11 will be assessed using the PASA. A list of LEAs who anticipate exceeding the threshold will be made publicly available on the PDE website, in accordance with 34 CFR 200.6 (c)(3) regulations. LEAs must also make the document publicly available upon request, removing any personally identifiable information. The School District of Haverford Township anticipates exceeding the 1.0 percent threshold for PASA participation for the 2019-20 testing cycle. The necessary justification information has been submitted to the Bureau of Special Education. Questions on the District's participation rates should be directed to Nicole Battestelli, Director of Pupil Services and Special Education.
NOTICE OF THE DESTRUCTION OF RECORDS
The School District of Haverford Township wants to inform parents of special education students that the District plans to destroy certain special education records. Students affected include those who attended the School District of Haverford Township or those who were in special education programs out of the District under the auspices of the District; those who graduated in 2016, and those who are over 21 years of age.
These records will be destroyed after November 30, 2020, if the District does not receive written requests for their contents. Parents who wish to obtain records should send a request in writing, with an appropriate return address to:
The School District of Haverford Township
Attn: Nicole Battestelli
Director of Pupil Services and Special Education
Office of Pupil Services
50 East Eagle Road
Havertown, PA 19083