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Student Support Services

Welcome to the Department of Student Support Services

The Department of Student Support Services is a resource for schools and families to respond to student’s individual needs. We work directly with schools, students and families by providing district-level interventions and support to students.

The Department of Student Support Services provides the following resources and services to the district, students, and parents:

  • Consultation to schools regarding best practices in the areas of attendance and student discipline.
  • Facilitates attendance court proceedings with Berrien RESA.
  • Facilitates and manages long-term suspensions/expulsion processes in Benton Harbor Area Schools (BHAS).
  • Collaborates and works in conjunction with the other BHAS departments to provide services for the most impacted students in BHAS.
  • Partner with several community agencies to serve students and their families.
  • McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Act.
  • ADA Section 504 Plans
  • Nondiscrimination Policy (Title IX) compliance
  • School and District Safety
  • School registration
  • Student records
  • Transcripts

For questions or additional information:

Paul Korson
Paul Korson

Chief of Student Support Services
Office: (269) 605-1044