Guam Department of Education - Student Support Services Division

Guam Department of Education - Student Support Services Division

Phone: 1-671-300-1623, 1-671-300-1624
Types of Services Offered: Counseling Services
Category: Government Local


Student Support Services Division (SSSD) supports all public schools in the areas of behavioral assessment, counselling, identification and support of students eligible under Section 504, and truancy prevention.  In addition, Student Support Services Division provides district-wide guidance with Board Policies and Standard Operating Procedures governing behavior and safety.

**Updated as of 08/26/2020**

Services Offered

  • ​Behavioral Health
  • Section 504
  • Student Safety
  • Truancy Prevention Services



The goals of the division are:  (1) Improve the effectiveness and efficiency of Student Support Services Division (SSSD) in all 41 schools and educational programs at DYA, DAP, and Rays of Hope, (2) Network with outside agencies/organizations to create a safe and conducive learning environment for all 41 schools and educational programs at DYA, D&A, and Rays of Hope, and (3) Keep students healthy, safe, and ready to learn.




  1. To provide continuous training and support to teachers and administrators regarding Section 504 services.

  2. To completely review and revise the Student Procedural Assistance Manual (SPAM).

  3. To decrease the number of discipline referrals/incidents by 5% per year through the district wide implementation of Positive Behavior Intervention Supports (PBIS).

  4. To increase the school attendance rate by 2% per year.

  5. To review and update 400 series Board Policies.

  6. To review and update all 1200 Standard Operating Procedures.

  7. To fully implement the School Crime Stoppers Program in all 41 schools and three additional educational programs (DYA, D&A, Rays of Hope).

  8. To hire a Psychologist each fiscal year to assist in the SBBH initiative.

  9. To establish a framework for School-Based Behavioral Health Initiatives.

  10. To provide assistance to students who are considered homeless and below 200% poverty.

Erika Cruz

501 Mariner Avenue (Building B), Barrigada, GUAM, GUAM

501 Mariner Avenue (Building B), Barrigada, GUAM, GUAM

1-671-300-1623, 1-671-300-1624

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

08:00 AM

05:00 PM

Children, Teens, Adults

Student Support Services, SSSD, GDOE, Guam Department of Education

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