Palmyra Area School District

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The District School Social Worker/Home and School Visitor has a Master's degree in Social Work and is Pennsylvania-certified in the area of Home/School Visitor.  She serves as a liaison between school and student home on attendance/ truancy issues; liaison between school and community groups providing outreach and benefit programs for special needs students; responsible party for determination of student eligibility for variety of school and community benefit programs.

Specific responsibilities of the Home and School Visitor include the following: 

  • Assists staff and parents with information about individual child’s capabilities, needs, etc.
  • Assists students and families in matters of concern regarding school attendance or special needs.
  • Participates in IEP teams
  • Identifies students excluded from typical student activities as a result of socio-economic disadvantages and provide aid or remediation to include students in school life.
  • Referrals for district students and families to appropriate community agencies.
  • Completes home visits for determination of school jurisdiction for attendance in district.
  • Serves as Homeless liaison for Palmyra Area School District.