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Student Services

600 W Grand Avenue
Porterville CA, 93257
(559) 793-2488

The Student Services Department is committed to supporting the needs of our students to be successful in the school setting. We have a diverse team of professionals to address the various needs of our students including instructional,  medical, and mental health needs.  

Our department includes the following programs and staff:

  • School Psychologists
  • Speech and Language Pathologists
  • School nurses and other health care professionals
  • Social Workers
  • Special Friends
  • Job Developer
  • Workability
  • School Records and Transcripts
  • Special Education programs and staff
  • Behavior Intervention Specialists
  • Certified American Sign Language Interpreters
  • ADA Section 504 Administration
  • MTSS (Multi-Tiered System of Supports) administration
Administrative Staff
Director of Student Services and Special Education
Diane Rankin
(559) 793-2473
Student Services Program Manager
Jeanni Buzzelli
(559) 793-2402
Student Services Program Manager
Gretchen Vander Tuig
(559) 793-2403
Student Services Secretary
Melissa Duran
(559) 793-2488
Community Advisory Committee Directory of Services
Porterville Unified is now partnering with Hazel Health to provide on-demand virtual care, including over-the-counter or prescription medicine, care coordination with your family doctor, and communication with your child's school. Hazel visits are simple, secure, and convenient.
Students have been experiencing mental health issues more than ever before and Hazel provides access for students to have ongoing support available immediately. The current program is for home service only, but PUSD will be rolling out a program where students can receive the same virtual care at school in the near future.
For more information, sign up at