The Elementary Student Assistance Program (ESAP) is a state-wide initiative to help students who have unexplained barriers to learning.
The Mount Pleasant Area School District Elementary Student Assistance Program is a systematic approach to the identification of students who may be at risk due to drug/alcohol, mental health, parent divorce/separation, social issues, grieving over the death of a loved one, and other personal problems.
ESAP is an intervention, not a treatment, program that integrates a process of information gathering, intervention, and referral through a school Core Team.
A Core Team is a trained team of school personnel that meets to select appropriate avenues in order to assist the at-risk student. The Core Team is also assisted by a ESAP Liaison that attends the ESAP meetings and interviews students to help parents connect with appropriate supports in the community. The Liaison that works with all of the Mount Pleasant Area Elementary buildings is Marcia Burns from Westmoreland Hospital. If you have any questions, please contact one of our ESAP core team members.
Core Team Members at Donegal and Rumbaugh Elementary
1. John Campbell-Building Principal at Donegal Elementary
2. Lance Benteler-Building Principal at Rumbaugh Elementary
3. Jessica Kulyk-School Counselor at Donegal and Rumbaugh Elementary
4. Jody Solomon-Physical Education Teacher at Rumbaugh Elementary
5. Jenifer Kaputa-Reading Specialist at Rumbaugh Elementary
6. Debbie Eutsey-Elementary School Nurse
7. Lisa Stouffer-3rd Grade Teacher at Donegal Elementary
8. Madonna Mullin-2nd Grade Teacher at Donegal Elementary
9. Paula Walker-Title One Reading Specialist at Donegal Elementary
How are students referred to ESAP?
Students are referred via teachers, school administrators, guidance counselors, school nurse, students, self-referral, family members, or other school personnel. ESAP is a voluntary and parents will be asked to sign a permission form for their child to go through the ESAP process.
The Mount Pleasant Area School District strives to respect and maintain confidentiality throughout the ESAP process.