PAPSA makes an effort to keep its members up to date by means of various publications, ranging from brochures to looseleaf manuals. Some publications are available at no charge and can be downloaded here. Others are available for a fee and can be ordered by using a membership application form and marking the publications desired on the lower half of the form. The completed form, which can be accessed by clicking here,  can then be submitted accordingly.

The following publications are available through the office of the Executive Director (All checks should be made payable to PAPSA):

  •  PAPSA Manual for Pupil Services Administrators     $95.00

Begun in 1989, this once loose-leaf format publication now turned digital contains more than 1100 pages of regulations, standards, program models, and court decisions annotated as they relate to pupil services administration.  It is divided into ten chapters encompassing: (1) Administration, (2) Guidance Services, (3) Health Services, (4) Social Work and Attendance, (5) Psychological Services, (6) Special Education, (7) Miscellaneous, (8) Student Assistance, (9) School Safety, and (10) Related Legal Issues. The manual is updated quarterly as part of one’s membership in PAPSA. The digital version of the manual is made available in a single, searchable PDF document.  PAPSA Manual
  • Designing a Comprehensive Written Program of Pupil Services (2019)     $60.00

This 88-page publication, containing detailed recommendations for writing a pupil services program, has recently been  updated and is now available for purchase.  Designing a Comprehensive Written Program of Pupil Services
  • Legal Issues: A Pupil Services Perspective 2nd Edition (2014)     $80.00

A compendium of school law specifically addressing Pupil Services issues in Pennsylvania. Approximately 150 pages relating to court decisions by state courts, the three federal District Courts serving Pennsylvania, 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals, and US Supreme Court.  Legal Issues
  • A Comprehensive Guide to Administering Pupil Services (2012)     $75.00

Strategies and recommendations for implementing and maintaining an effective pupil services department. Included are chapters concerning department meetings, communications, department manuals, professional development, staff selection and evaluation, and other relevant topics.  A Comprehensive Guide to Administering Pupil Services
  • PAPSA Code of Professional Conduct (2014)

    • Quantities of up to 25 are free, larger quantities are $10/100
A brochure that defines the ethical practices for the Pupil Services profession. While it was developed for the use of Pupil Services administrators, it is an excellent resource for staff members as well and can be used for mentoring and in-service activities.  PAPSA Code of Professional Conduct