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Duties of a Pupil Personnel Worker

HS Student working in group

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