Student Support programs provide the bridge between learning and the mental, physical, emotional, and social health factors that determine educational achievement and life success. With specifically defined responsibilities, school psychologists, counselors, social workers, nurses, alcohol and drug abuse prevention specialists, and teacher consultants are employed to address these barriers to learning. The office is also responsible for attendance and truancy policy and practice, student records, district crisis response planning, student intervention team management, special education referrals, homebound instruction, Section 504 Accommodation Plans, and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Plans. Student Support Administration and staff are also actively engaged in a variety of formal school-community collaborations.
Special Education and Student Support priorities fall under Strategic Plan Strategies 4, 5, 6, and 7, identifying the necessity of promoting ethical and responsible behaviors on the part of students, as well as the district’s need to work effectively with students impacted by social influences that interfere with their ability to achieve. Embracing our diverse student population, including students with disabilities, as well as using the most effective instructional strategies to enhance proficiency levels, are also clearly detailed in this guiding document.
Collaborative Delivery Model
KUSD's collaborative model of student services delivery provides established mechanisms in which counselors, psychologists, and social workers integrate services among each other and within the total school environment. Communication is formally established (monthly staff meetings) by administration, and the provision of services is coordinated, comprehensive, and integrated (Student Intervention Teams). Teachers are active and equal members of problem-solving processes and share responsibility for students needing support services in order to succeed in school. In conjunction with developmental guidance and AODA prevention curricular delivery, therefore, a continuum of services that address prevention, intervention, and follow-up is consistently provided.
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Kenosha, WI 53144