Equity and Pupil Services

Equity and Pupil Services employees provide case management for students referred for chronic absenteeism and misbehavior. The office monitors district-wide racial balance, attendance zones, system-wide withdrawals and appeals and ensures the implementation of the Code of Student Conduct.

Equity and Pupil Services assists in the resolution of disciplinary cases, attendance issues, adjustment issues and other inquiries of concern regarding student due process. This office issues student permits and processes applications for home schooling. It also collaborates with state, regional, and county agencies regarding substance abuse issues, violence-related issues and student extra-curricular activities.

Equity and Pupil Services assists students in optimal health/wellness, personal and interpersonal development, partners with health and human services in the community to eliminate economic and racial health disparities and builds knowledge and skill of health services to more effectively meet the health and wellness needs of our diverse learners. Equity and Pupil Services has jurisdiction over the policies and procedures related to student data. It provides interpretation of and direction to school system inquiries regarding the Family Education Rights & Privacy Act, student assignment records, policies and procedures and dealing with custody issues.

This office assures that court mandates, laws, regulations and PCSSD Board of Education policy is followed regarding student records. Personnel works closely with registrars and school secretaries while also developing and revising Student Records Guidelines. The Office of Equity and Pupil Services provides in-service training for school system personnel in equity and student assignment related areas.

Contact Us

Sherman Whitfield, Director of Pupil Services
501.234.2022 sawhitfield@pcssd.org

Dr. John McCraney, Coordinator of Multicultural Education/Equity
501.234.2088 jmccrane@pcssd.org

Cynthia Hines, RN, Coordinator of Health Services
501.234.2017 chines@pcssd.org

Michelle Oliver, Pupil Accounting Coordinator
501.234.2020 moliver@pcssd.org

Yolanda Richards, Secretary to the Assistant Superintendent for Equity and Pupil Services, Permits
501.234.2021 yrichards@pcssd.org

Cheryl Clarke, Secretary to the Director of Pupil Services/Coordinator of Health Services 
501.234.2016 cclarke@pcssd.org