Student Services and Strategic Planning Branch (SSSP)

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Student Services Resources

The Student Services and Strategic 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.

Culture & Climate

Mental Health

Emergency Planning and School Safety

School Safety

Student Services

​ Council of Advancement of School Based Health Center

Orange Ribbon for Healthy School Hours Program

Task Force on Restraint and Seclusion

Behavioral and Substance Abuse Programs and Services Workgroup

Specialized Intervention Services: Data Collection

Incidents of Restraint and Seclusion: Data Collection

Technical Assistance

  • New - Maryland’s Model Policy to Support the Educational and Parenting Goals and Improve the Educational Outcomes of Pregnant and Parenting Students

Walter J. Sallee, Director
Student Services and Strategic Planning Branch
Maryland State Department of Education
200 W. Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201-2595
410-767-0784 Office