• Pupil Services
    Guinevere E. Maximo
    Ms. Guinevere E. Maximo
    Director of Special Education and Pupil Services
    Contact Information
    Ms. Guinevere E. Maximo
    Director of Special Education and Pupil Services
    Phone: 412-635-4110
    Kelly Caldwell
    Administrative Assistant
    Phone: (412) 635-4110
    Fax: (412) 369-5895
    Overview and Philosophy
    The Pupil Services Team is a coordinated group of professionals providing specialized services such as psychological, school counseling, health/wellness, student assistance, and social work to students within the North Allegheny School District.  Each month, the Pupil Services Team meets with the Supervisor of Special Education and Pupil Services to discuss the coordination of District-wide activities and initiatives within each department.
    A conceptual framework of Pupil Services is based on Chapter 12 Regulations of the Pennsylvania State Board of Education and is as follows:
    I. Developmental Services
    Developmental services include counseling, psychological services, health services, home and school visitor services, and social work services that support students in addressing their academic, behavioral, health, personal, and social development issues.  Specifically, these services may include:
    · Orientation
    · Academic Counseling
    · Student Evaluation
    · Health Appraisals
    · Attendance Monitoring
    · Career Development
    · Resiliency and Wellness
    II. Diagnostic, Intervention, and Referral Services
    Pupil Services staff use diagnostic services to identify barriers that limit a student’s success in school.  Intervention services actively engage pupil services staff in activities planned to eliminate specific barriers to student success. Pupil services staff may arrange for referrals to other school-based or school-linked professionals or may refer parents and guardians to appropriate community-based services for assistance. Examples of these services include:
    · Counseling
    · Assessment
    · Intervention
    · Placement
    · Community Referral
    III. Consultation and Coordination Services
    Consultation services are used by pupil services staff, in partnership with parents or guardians, to obtain assistance to address barriers and issues that are outside the scope of the student services professional. Consultation and coordination services may be used to assist in the diagnosis, intervention, or referral of students who face barriers to success.  Coordination services connect school resources with other available resources to assist students in meeting their educational objectives.  Examples of these services include:
    · Case Management
    · Community Liaison
    · Consultation
    · Home/Family Communication
    · Staff Development
    · Parent Education
    IV. Other Services
    Pupil Services personnel fulfill a variety of other functions in the school district, which contribute to the effectiveness of the system.  Examples of these functions and duties include:
    · Record Maintenance
    · Research/Evaluation
    · Policy Recommendations
    · School Environment Assessment
    Please refer to specific Pupil Services links for more information.