Our office strives to guide students to achieve the best possible outcomes while holding them accountable for their choices. Our programs support this mission, with our Student Discipline Office, Attendance & Truancy Office, Student Transition Center, Student Leadership, and Foster Care/Student Welfare offices.

Attendance & Truancy
This page provides procedures, guidelines, and forms for the attendance and truancy process for the School District of Philadelphia.

Student Transition Center
This page provides an informational brochure for the Center and the procedures for requesting student records.

Student Engagement and Achievement
This page lists opportunities that help students make connections and develop a sense of belonging to their school with programs/intiatives that are school-based and district-wide.

Foster Care – Student Welfare
The Foster Care Coordinator (ESSA) will be the primary point of contact for Foster Care Services for the Philadelphia Intermediate Unit and will interpret the law and legal responsibilities to ensure educational stability for all students.


Education for Children & Youth Experiencing Homelessness

We work to reduce and remove educational barriers for youth experiencing homelessness in Philadelphia. If you’re a student living in emergency housing, displaced from your housing, a runaway, or a parent or guardian of a student lacking housing, or someone working with students experiencing homelessness and their families, our office is here to help you obtain any assistance you might be eligible for, including education resources, transportation help, and  uniform assistance.