WELCOME to the Home of School Social Services!
School social work is a specialized area of practice within the broad field of the social work profession. School social workers bring unique knowledge and skills to the school system and the student services team. School social workers are instrumental in furthering the purpose of the schools: To provide a setting for teaching, learning, and for the attainment of competence and confidence. School social workers are hired by school districts to enhance the district's ability to meet its academic mission, especially where home, school and community collaboration is the key to achieving that mission.
As a part of the educational team, school social workers assist and enhance student achievement in the classroom by developing strategies and interventions to improve their academic, social and behavioral performance. Research supports that when a student’s essential needs are met, their performance increases in the educational setting. Therefore, school social workers coordinate community support services to assist students in reaching their full academic potential and increase participation in all educational programs.
The Office of School Social Services is here to support the students and families of Bibb County as we strive towards Strength of Character and College or Career Readiness!