The West Virginia Department of Education Office of Student Support and Well-being (OSSW) brings several initiatives and programs under one umbrella to coordinate services for the whole child and ensures each student has at least one caring adult that keeps them connected to the school system. The OSSW’s collaborative infrastructure harnesses resources, best practices, momentum and expertise to prepare the whole child for post-secondary options whether that be education, employment or enlistment.
The WVDE recognizes the effectiveness of collaboration to support the whole child and works across the department to support student success. The graphic above represents different student supports available in WV schools and each circle leads to more information about the particular support. Click here to learn more about Collaborating for Student Success: Understanding the Roles of Professional Student Support Personnel.