Dr. Richard Poole
    Director of Student Services
    570-327-5500 EXT 40310
    The Williamsport Area School District’s Department of Student Services provides a wide array of assistance programs and comprehensive services to students, staff and parents. New pressures on communities, families and schools have resulted in more at-risk students. The Student Services staff works in collaboration with other professionals and community agencies in order to meet numerous needs. Staff members address a myriad of issues including career education/planning, self-esteem, interpersonal relations, absenteeism, peer mediation, school safety and mental and physical health. Student Services are coordinated programs of specialized services to students and families.
    Please see the links on the left of this page for more detailed information on the departments main services.
     List of Student Services


    Developmental Services
    • Classroom Guidance
    • Routine Health Service
    • Career Exploration

    Assessment and Intervention Services

    • Testing
    • Referrals to Community Agencies
    • Direct Services-Academic, Social
    • Physical and Emotional Concerns

    Consultation and Coordination Services

    • Indirect Services
    • Teaming of Support Services

    Other Services

    • Child Accounting
    • Student Records and Transcripts
    • Working Papers
    • Home Education
    • Saturday School
    • Alternative School

    School Health

    • School Nurse Practitioners
    • School Nurse
    • Health Room Technicians (LPN’s)
    • Skilled Professional Health Care
    • Primary and Preventive Health Services
    • Comprehensive Health Appraisals
    • Health Counseling
    • Disease Prevention and Control
    • Periodic Screening Tests and Services
    • Child/Family Advocates for Health Care

    Guidance and Counseling

    • Comprehensive, Developmental K-12 Program
    • Trained, Caring and Competent Staff Counseling
    • Individual Guidance Services
    • Elementary Counselors
    • Middle School Counselors
    • High School Counselors
    School Safety Program
    • Comprehensive School Safety Plans
    • Building Crisis Teams
    • Comprehensive/School Safety Advisory Council

    School Psychologists
    (Highly Trained School Psychologists)

    Programs of:

    • Psychological Diagnosis
    • Prescription and Therapy
    • Crisis Intervention/Consultation
    • Collaboration with Community to:
    • Improve Educational Experience
    • Promote Students’ Self-Worth

    School Social Workers

    • Certificated School Social Workers
    • Collaboration with Families
    • Community Resources
    • Efforts to Modify and Improve
    • Attitudes and Behaviors
    • Interpretation of Regulations/Laws
    • School Attendance
    • Child Labor

    Student Assistance Program (C.A.R.E.)

    • 1 Highly Trained Middle School Team
    • 1 Well Trained High School Team
    • Identification of High Risk Students
    • Alcohol/Drug Use
    • Suicide/Mental Health Problems
    • Effective Referral Process (Staff, Peers, Parents and Self-Referrals)
    • Support Groups
    • “After-Care” Programs

    Peer Mediation

    • Active High School Programs
    • Functioning Middle School Programs
    • Operative Elementary School Teams
    • Promotion of Safe School Environment
    • Peers Resolving Student Conflicts
    • Student Teams Highly Trained in:
    • Communication Skills
    • Decision Making Skills
    • Self-Awareness
    • 4-Step Conflict Resolution

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    Health Services