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Divisions > Student, Family, and School Support > Student Services and Alternative Programs
Overview
The Student Services and Stratigic Planning Branch (SSSP) is responsible for providing leadership and technical assistance to local school systems with the implementation of programs and initiatives to facilitate the emotional, mental, social, and physical health of all students. These programs and initiatives include school counseling and career development, school psychology, pupil personnel, school social work, school health services, safe and drug-free schools, dropout prevention and alternative programs, home instruction, and initiatives to reduce disruption and violence, address at-risk behaviors, and facilitate achievement. The branch works collaboratively with other agencies, community organizations, and stakeholder groups around these initiatives.

In Focus

MSDE Emergency Planning and
School Safety


Information on emergency planning, school safety, and state regulations pertaining to schools
MSDE Emergency Planning and School Safety Guidelines

In Focus

USDE Emergency Guidelines

Guide For Developing High-Quality School Emergency Operations Plans
Emergency Planning and School Safety Guidelines

In Focus

Model Bullying Policy

The Model Bullying Policy was adopted by the Maryland State Board of Education on February 24, 2009.
Model Bullying Policy

Dropout Prevention School Completion Intervention Resource Guide (2012)

Providing school completion supports for Maryland students

Dropout Prevention School Completion Intervention Resource Guide 2012

The research is clear that there is an inextricable link between children's social, emotional, mental and physical health and their ability to learn. Children who are ill, abused, depressed, suicidal, addicted, or who have emotional problems are not able to benefit from the educational program. The focus of SSAP is to address these issues through both prevention and intervention strategies and programs to help students overcome challenges to learning and to achieve to high academic levels. Through many of its programs the branch also addresses the creation of safe and nurturing school environments conducive to learning.
 

Contact Information
Walter Sallee, Interim Executive Director
Student Services & Strategic Planning Branch
Maryland State Department of Education
200 West Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone:  410-767-1407
 Local Contacts
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Student Services Technical Assistance Guide
 Reports
Implementation of State and Local School System Policies and Regulations to Address Gangs, Gang Activity, and Similar Destructive or Illegal Group Behavior, Jan. 2012
Maryland’s Model Gang Policy, Feb. 2011
Task Force on Compulsory Attendance
Task Force on School Safety
Student Discipline-Review of Local Policies and Procedures
Task Force to Study Students with Multiple Suspensions
 Supporting Students With Deployed Family Members
A Resource for Military Members, Spouses and Families
Military One Source
Military Child Education Coalition
MCEC Newsletter
Military Child Initiative through Johns Hopkins
Educator's Guide to the Military Child During Deployment
Parents Called to Active Duty: Helping Children Cope
Resources for Military Families
What Local School Systems are Doing for Families with Deployed Members
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