Office of Student Support Services
The Jasper County School Social Services Department receives referrals for students who have excessive unexcused absences/tardies; health related issues; student and/or family concerns; behavioral or emotional issues; and academic difficulties. The Executive Director is the designated district liaison for the McKinney-Vento (homeless) and Migrant programs.
In 2015, Jasper County Charter System received over $ 1.1 million dollars over the next three years in an effort to greatly enhance the mental health support afforded to OUR students. The strategies and activities of our program, CARE - Counseling, Assistance, and Resources for Education, are designed to serve students, families, and staff of differing genders, races, national origins, colors, abilities, and ages to the greatest extent possible.
As the newest recipient of the Federal Elementary and Secondary School Counseling Grant, Jasper County Schools was able to add one additional K-5 School Counselor; one additional School Social Worker to serve all schools; and one additional School Psychologist to serve all schools. These three individuals will work with existing community agencies (e.g. Oconee Mental Health, Jasper County Mentor Program, Jasper County Family Connection, etc.) to provide direct counseling and other support services for OUR children and their families in the school setting. Jasper County Schools will also begin work with PBIS (Positive Behavioral Intervention Supports) at the primary and elementary schools (with expansion to 6-12 over the next three school years).
The Executive Director of Student Support Services is the liaison with court services, law enforcement, DFCS, and other community agencies. The Student Support Services Department also coordinates the following services for students:
School Nursing Program
School Counseling Services
Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS)
Homeless Students (McKinney Vento Act)
ESOL Program (Services for English Language Learners)