The Lower Merion School District believes that regular school attendance significantly effects student achievement and wellbeing. Student Services supports students' attendance and compliance with state requirements, through the involvement of a School Visitor/Social Worker (HSV/SSW). The HSV/SSW works with students and parents when school attendance is a concern. Support and interventions with students and families are developed and implemented and referrals are made to community resources to work with the family and student.
The HSV/SSW also supports students and families through her designation as the District's child abuse and neglect reporter to the Montgomery County Office of Children & Youth, the District's homeless liaison, residency investigator and liaison for the cultural exchange program.