Social Services Department Overview

  • What we do 

    Provide services related to students’ social, emotional and life adjustment to school and/or society. Provides staff with essential information to  better understand factors (cultural, societal, economic, familial, health, etc.) affecting a student’s performance and behavior. 

    Responsibilities: 

    MAPPS Counselors 
    Mental Health Counselors 
    Social Workers 

    School Social Workers are the link between school and community in providing services to students, families and school personnel to promote and support students’ academic and social success.  Please contact our district social worker to support your child’s needs: Yvette Jeffries (Yvette.Jeffries@ocsdsc.org or 803-496-3288). 

    • McKinney-Vento Act (Homeless Supportive Services): Support students who have lost housing and are now living in a shelter, motel, vehicle, camping ground, or temporary trailer; on the street; doubled-up with family or friends; or in another type of temporary or inadequate housing. 
               

    The form below should be completed by the parent: 

    • Student Residency Statement form 
       
    • Foster Care Liaison (Every Student Succeeds Act, ESSA): Assist with the educational  
      transition of students in foster care that serve the best interest of the child.  (Please see the best interest determination attached) 
       
    • Truancy and Social work: Students between the ages of 6-17 who has accumulated unexcused absences on three (3) consecutive days or has accumulated a total of five (5) or more unexcused absences during the academic year (SC Board of Education). 

Contact Us

  • Lakesha M. Hart, MS, LMSW

    Social Service Coordinator

    Lakesha.Hart@ocsdsc.org

    770 Stilton Road

    Orangeburg, SC 29115

    Office Number: (803) 516-6052