OAPSA is proud to be a long-time affiliate of NAPSA

The National Association of Pupil Services Administrators (NAPSA) is a national association of student services administrators with members across the nation. NAPSA is committed to the cultivation of leadership, advocacy, and professional development in the field of pupil services.
Do you have questions about your NAPSA Liability Policy?  
Here are some resources: 
Many of our OAPSA members love the Professional Liability Insurance that NAPSA provides free to NAPSA members. As an employed professional member in good standing of the National Association of Pupil Services Administrators, you automatically receive $1 million in professional liability insurance.  In the event, you are faced with a lawsuit arising from your profession, the NAPSA professional liability plan will pay all your defense costs and, if necessary, provide up to $1 million for a judgment or settlement. The policy protects you against a broad range of exposures, such as injury to students under your supervision, failure to educate, violation of student civil rights, and improper placement of students.
​​Additionally, the plan will reimburse legal fees incurred in due-process, job protection matters. You may receive up to $500 for consultation with an attorney of your choice, up to $750 for attorney’s services resulting from a request for a formal hearing, and up to $4,000, subject to a $100 deductible, if you decide to sue because of a job action and the judgment is in your favor.  
Here is the link to the information on NAPSA' website: http://napsa.com/?page_id=117
  If you have a claim to make on your NAPSA Liability Policy Forrest T. Jones' claim line at 800-821-7303. They will contact NAPSA to confirm your membership and coverage.   

NAPSA's 55th Annual Conference Switches to Virtual

As NAPSA returns to the conference circuit with its 55th Annual Conference, in the interest of safety and to make it convenient for all to attend, the NAPSA Executive Board has decided to hold this year's conference by virtual means only on October 25-26, 2021. Since the vast majority of  those wishing to attend have been recently inundated with issues related to the  surge in the COVID-19 Delta variant, in addition to streaming the conference live NAPSA will also provide a recording of the conference in its entirety for all registrants.

The theme of this year's conference is "Administering Pupil Services with a Focus on Trauma, Resiliency, and Support."  Sessions offered will feature resiliency, trauma-informed care and behavior strategies, restorative practices, mentorship, and legal issues relating to pupil services.

Our distinguished lineup of speakers will include:

  • Christian Moore - WhyTry Founder, internationally acclaimed author of The Resilience Breakthrough, licensed clinical social worker, and advocate for at-risk youth.
  • Dr. Mary Margaret Kerr - Professor, University of Pittsburgh;  STAR-Center for Youth Suicide and Violence Prevention; author, of School Crisis Prevention and Intervention; and leader of an internationally recognized research team, which includes youth as researchers.
  • Dyane Lewis Carrere, M.Ed. - Renowned author, educational consultant, and developer of the Re-Set Process™ and Re-Set Room™
  • Ira Weiss, Esq. - Founder, Weiss Burkardt Kramer LLC; nationally known public sector legal authority; named a “Pennsylvania Super Lawyer” each year from 2005 to the present in the fields of schools and education.
  • Donna J. Mazyck, RN, MS, NCSN, NCC - Executive Director of the National Association of School Nurses (NASN).
  • Dr. Mark Lepore - Professor, Clarion University Counseling, Human Services, Rehabilitation & CRJ; 2017 Excellence in Teaching Award by The National Society of Leadership and Success.

For more information on the conference and to view the conference brochure, click here.

To see the conference agenda and to register for the conference, click here.


OAPSA members are encouraged to join NAPSA!  OAPSA members save $10 on annual membership fees for NAPSA.   Please follow the "NAPSA Membership Application" link.