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Student Services

Student Services


The Student Services Department works collaboratively with building administrators, staff, and community partners to provide a multi-tiered system of supports, and manages all services related to every student’s academic, social-emotional, physical, and behavioral needs. This work is done by providing plans, programs, and services that will prepare every student for success, and provide them with equal access to opportunities that will allow them to gain the most from their education in order to reach their fullest potential. 

Student Services encompasses the following areas and personnel 

  • Attendance- Attendance Specialists

  • Homelessness (McKiney-Vento)- In collaboration with Parent Engagement Coordinator
  • Health Services- District Nurse and Clinic Aides

  • Positive Behavior Intervention & Support (PBIS)- PBIS teams/committees
  • Mental Health/Social-Emotional -Social Workers/ Partnership with outside provider

  • Alternative Education- Alternative Education teachers & online programming

  • Student Enrollment/Registration

  • Restorative Justice- Restorative Justice Specialists

  • Expulsions and Suspensions


McKinney-Vento /Homeless Children and Youth Program 

The McKinney-Vento Education of Homeless Children and Youth Assistance Act is a federal law that ensures immediate enrollment and educational stability for homeless children and youth. The purpose of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Children and Youth Program is to ensure that all children and youth, including preschoolers, have equal access to the same free and appropriate public education, as non-homeless children and youth.

Homeless Defined

The McKinney-Vento Act defines homeless children as "individuals who lack a fixed, regular and adequate nighttime residence." The act provides examples of children who would fall under this definition:

  • Children and youth sharing housing due to loss of housing, economic hardship or a similar reason
  • Children and youth living in motels, hotels, trailer parks, or camp grounds due to lack of alternative accommodations
  • Children and youth living in emergency or transitional shelters
  • Children and youth abandoned in hospitals
  • Children and youth whose primary nighttime residence is not ordinarily used as a regular sleeping accommodation (e.g. park  benches, etc.)
  • Children and youth living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, bus or train stations
  • Migratory children and youth living in any of the above situations

Click here for more information on this act

If you are aware of a homeless family who needs assistance, please contact the Coordinator of Student Services, 3594 N. Snyder Road, Trotwood, OH 45426 or call the Student Services office at (937) 854-3050 extension 1181

Contact Information

Clarissa Burt
Clarissa Burt
Secretary of Student Services
Office: 937-854-3050 x 1152
Tracey Mallory
Tracey Mallory
Director of Student Services & Special Education
Office: 937-854-3050 x 1104
Demetrius Buycks
Demetrius Buycks
School Attendance Specialist: ELC, MP, MS
Office: 937-854-0017 x 3108
Alan Helper
District Nurse
Office: 937-854-0878 x 2302
Ella Jordan-Isaac
Ella Jordan-Isaac
Interim Director
Office: 937-854-3050 x 1126
Suzanne Batten
Suzanne Batten
Special Education Coodinator (PreK-5)
Office: 937-854-4511 x 4010
Cheri Bryant
Cheri Bryant
Special Education Coordinator (6-12)