What is the Child Support Team (CST)?

The Child Support Team at Har-Bur Middle School in Burlington, CT is a program designed and implemented to identify students that are having difficulties with academics, emotional and/or social problems. Following the identification process is the assistance and on-going support that SST is able to give to these students. The student assistance approach is to promote early identification of students having a difficult time in school and to provide strategies that will help the student to succeed.

What are specific reasons for referral to the C.S.T.?

  1. Academic performance
  2. Issues related to school attendance/truancy
  3. Consistent behavioral concerns or drastic behavior change
  4. Excessive discipline problems
  5. Ongoing, unresolved health problems
  6. Suspected chemical/alcohol abuse
  7. Stressful home life/changes in family

Who Can Make a Referral?

  • Parents

  • Teachers

  • Students

  • School faculty, staff, administration

Who are C.S.T. Members?

  • Joseph Masi, Principal
  • Jesse Darcy, Associate Principal
  • Amanda Ferrucci, School Counselor
  • Krystal Payne, School Counselor
  • Leslie Hubbard, School Counselor 
  • Deb Watson, School Psychologist
  • Stefanie Gelormino, School Psychologist
  • Nora Hawley, Social Worker
  • Brianna Longo, Nurse
  • Kristin Parente, Math Interventionist
  • Dina Grant, Reading Interventionist
  • Maria Grappone, Reading Interventionist
  • Karen Cersoli, Reading Interventionist

What are Possible Interventions?

  • Faculty-Student Mentoring

  • Counseling

  • Individualized Support Plans

  • Care and Concern Meetings with parents and teachers

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