Pupil Personnel Services (PPS) meetings should be scheduled for one time per week. Every effort should be made to limit the wait time for placing a student on a PPS agenda. Occasionally, scheduling two meetings per week or extending a PPS meeting are possible solutions to reduce the wait time. The approximate wait time for scheduling the initial meeting for a student is three weeks.
Teacher guidelines for referring a student to PPS:
Teacher should contact the parent(s) to discuss concerns and gather data prior to referral to PPS. If a student is a new general education entrant to the F-M School District, there should be approximately a 5-week adjustment period prior to referring the student to the PPS team.
If a teacher is unsure whether to bring a student to PPS, the teacher should discuss the student concerns with the school psychologist/counselor/mentor team member to determine whether it is an appropriate referral or to obtain strategies to try in the classroom prior to the PPS referral.
Referring teacher should bring copies of student work, if applicable, to demonstrate concerns.