Manhattan Beach Unified School District

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Megan Atkins                                                     Monica Ford
Assistant Superintendent, Student Services      Administrative Secretary
310-318-7345, x5913                                         310-318-7345, x5912                             

Welcome to MBUSD Student Services. The mission of Student Services is to improve student performance by implementing a strong network of services and support for students and their families. Student Services provides an interdisciplinary approach to the support of students, schools, parents and community. Student Services has interventions that can be initiated at the earliest sign of at-risk behavior such as attendance issues, inappropriate peer and adult relationships, violence, substance abuse, child abuse, physical and mental health needs. Student Services has formed a strong collaboration with community agencies, law enforcement, parents, students and staff.
Student Services supervises the following areas:
  • Section 504
  • School Attendance Review Board (SARB) and related attendance issues
  • Attendance - Interdistrict/Intradistrict permits, random residency checks, “School of Choice” program
  • Residency
  • Homeless Students
  • Home and Hospital Instruction
  • Health and Counseling Services
  • Safety/Disaster Preparedness
  • Complaints Against Employees
  • Uniform Compliance Complaints
  • Complaints Against Students
  • District-wide discipline, including suspension and expulsion process
  • Alternative Education – Community Day School, Independent Study and other alternative instructional settings
  • Maintenance of All Student Records
  • Child Abuse Reporting
  • Censorship of Student Publications
  • Drug and Alcohol Use Intervention
  • Safe School Ambassadors
  • Vitality City
  • Safe and Drug-Free Schools
  • Medical Advisory Board
  • Manhattan Beach Preschool
  • Extended Day Program