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Bethlehem Area School District

This Index is designed to quickly direct the reader to the individual section(s) dealing with a specific topic. The terminology used in the Policy Manual has been included here, including a listing of all sections covered under each topic heading.

In addition, popular synonyms have also been utilized where necessary to guide the reader. Cross-referencing has been employed to provide all of the major sections dealing with certain important topics.  Example:  Employment Contract includes Administrative, Professional and Support Employees

 
A B C D E F G H I L M N O P R S T V W
POLICY MANUAL INDEX POLICY MANUAL NUMBER
ABSENCE, LEAVE OF
Administrative employees 335, 338, 338.1, 339
Professional employees 435, 438, 438.1, 439
Support employees 535, 539
ADMINISTRATIVE EMPLOYEES 300
Abolishing positions 310
Absence, leave of 335, 338, 338.1, 339
Adoption leave 339
Assignment and transfer 309
Assistant superintendent 302, 313
Background checks 302, 303, 309
Bereavement leave 336
Compensation plan 328
Complaint process 326
Conduct 317
Conference attendance 331, 333
Creating positions 301
Disciplinary procedures 317
Dress and grooming 325
Drug and substance abuse 351
Drug testing, pre-employment 354, 354ATT1, 354ATT2
Emergency leave 336
Employment 104, 302, 303
Employment contract, resolution 308
Evaluation 312, 313
Family/medical leave 335
Freedom of speech 320
Gifts 322
Graduate study 333
HIV infection 314.1
Holidays 343
Job related expenses 331
Jury duty 342
Management team 327
Maternity leave 339
Nepotism 303
New hire reports 302, 303
Nondiscrimination 104, 104ATT
Nontenured administrators 316
Outside activities 319
Personal leave 336
Personnel files 324
Physical examination 314
Political activities 321
Professional development 333
Professional education plan 333
Professional leaves 338.1
Professional/organizational dues 331
Resignation 308
Sabbatical leave 338
Sexual harassment 348, 348ATT
Sick leave 334
Suspension and furloughs 311
Tobacco use 323
Uncompensated leave 339
Unlawful harassment 348, 348ATT
Vacancies 309
Vacation 337
ADULT EDUCATION 125
ASSIGNMENT AND TRANSFER
Administrative employees 309
Professional employees 409
Support employees 509
ATHLETICS 122.1, 123, 211
ATTENDANCE
General 204
Pregnant students 234
BOARD OF SCHOOL DIRECTORS (see School Board Procedures)
BONDING 005, 811
BUDGET
Adoption 604
Planning 602
Preparation 603
Public review 604
Voting 604
BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS (see Property)  
BULLYING/CYBERBULLYING 249, 249ATT
CALENDAR 803
CHILD/STUDENT ABUSE 806
CITIZEN ADVISORY COMMITTEES 905
CLASS SIZE 126
COMMUNITY 900
Citizen advisory committees 905
Community relations 910
Dissemination of materials, nonschool 913
District/school report cards 919
Foreign trip sales 913
Fundraising, nonschool groups 913
Gambling 904
Municipal government relations 909
News media relations 902, 911
Nonschool activities 913
Nonschool materials 913
Nonschool organizations/groups/individuals 913
Parent/guardian relations 908
Parental, family involvement 917
Publications program 902
Public attendance at school functions 904
Public complaints 906
Public participation at Board meetings 903
Public relations objectives 901
Relations with educational institutions 912
Relations with intermediate unit 914
Scholarships, awards 913
School visitors 907
Speakers, classroom 910
Student participation, nonschool activities 913
Title I parental involvement 918
Tobacco use by public 904
Weapons 904
COMPLAINT PROCESS
Administrative employees 326
Professional employees 426
Public complaints 906
Student complaints 219
Support employees 526
COURSES OF STUDY 107
CURRICULUM 105, 105.1, 105.2, 106, 107
DISCIPLINE
Administrative employees 317
Eligible students 113.1
Professional employees 417
Students 218, 218.1, 218.2, 233
Support employees 517
DRESS AND GROOMING
Administrative employees 325
Professional employees 425
Students 221
Support employees 525
DRUG/SUBSTANCE ABUSE
Administrative employees 351, 354, 354ATT1, 354ATT2
Eligible students 113.1
Professional employees 451, 454, 454ATT1, 454ATT2
Students 227, 227ATT
Support employees 551, 554, 554ATT1, 554ATT2
EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS 805
EMPLOYMENT CONTRACT
Administrative employees 308
Professional employees 408
Support employees 508
EVALUATION
Administrative employees 313
Assistant superintendent 313
Professional employees 412
Students 213
Superintendent 312
Support employees 512
Temporary professional employees 413
EXPENSES
Board members 004
Employees 331, 431, 531
EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES 122, 228, 229, 618
FACILITIES (see Property)
FAMILY AND MEDICAL LEAVES
Administrative employees 335
Professional employees 435
Support employees 535
FIELD TRIPS 121
FINANCES 600
Adoption of budget 604
Bank accounts 608
Budget 602, 603, 604
District audit 619
Fiscal objectives 601
Fund balance 620
Governmental Acounting Standards Board
(GASB) statement 34
622
Investments 609
Local taxpayer bill of rights 621
Payment of bills 616
Payments, summer months 616
Payroll authorization 614
Payroll deduction 615
Petty cash 617
Procurement cards 625, 625ATTA, 625ATTB
Proposed budget 604
Purchases 610, 611, 612
Purchasing, cooperative 613
Sales tax 616
Student activity funds 618
Tax collection 606, 606.1
Tax levy 605
Tuition income 607
Voting, budget 604
FIRE DRILLS 805
FLAG SALUTE/DISPLAYS 807
FOOD SERVICES 808, 808.1
GRADING 213
GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS 217
GUIDANCE COUNSELING 112
HOME EDUCATION PROGRAMS 137, 137.1
HOMEBOUND INSTRUCTION 204, 234
HOMEWORK 130
INSURANCE 211, 812, 813
INTERMEDIATE UNIT 914
INVENTORY 706
INVESTMENTS 609
LESSON PLANS 111
LOCKER SEARCH 226
MAINTENANCE 704
MEDIA RELATIONS 911
MEDICATIONS 210, 210.1, 210.1ATT
MOTOR VEHICLES 223
NONRESIDENT STUDENTS 202
OPENING EXERCISES 807
OPERATIONS 800
Acceptable use, networks/internet 815, 815.2
Automated external defibrillator (AED) 822
Bomb threats 805
Bonding 811
Bus conduct/safety 810.2
Child/student abuse 806
Clearance statements, Act 151 806, 818
COBRA 813
Conscientious objectors 807
Contracted services 818
Copyright materials 814
Drug and alcohol testing of transportation personnel 810.1
Electronic student records access 815.1
Emergency evacuation 805
Emergency preparedness 805
Energy management/energy conservation 817
Flag display 807
Flag salute 807
Food services 808
Insurance 812, 813
Internet use 815, 815.2
Litigation hold 801.1
Meal charges, cafeteria 808.1
Medical insurance 813
Off-air recordings - copyrights 814
Opening exercises, flag salute 807
Organization, district 802
Pandemic 805
Property insurance 812
Public records 801
Records management 801.1
Records retention 801.1
Reporting requirements, abuse 806
School calendar 803
School day 804
Software copyrights 814
State mandate waivers 825
Transportation 810, 810ATT
Video/audio recording equipment on buses 810.3
Videotapes, copyright 814
PAYROLL
Authorization 614
Deductions 615
PERSONNEL FILES (see Records)
PETTY CASH 617
PHYSICAL EXAMINATIONS
Administrative employees 314, 335
Professional employees 414, 435
Students 209
Support employees 514, 535
POSITIONS
Abolishing 310, 410
Creating 301, 401, 501
PREGNANT STUDENTS 234
PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES 400
Absence, leave of 435, 438, 438.1, 439
Abolishing positions 410
Adoption leave 439
Assignment and transfer 409
Background checks 404, 405, 406, 409
Bereavement leave 436
Childbearing/rearing leave 439
Compensated professional leaves 438.1
Complaint process 426
Conduct 417
Conference attendance 431, 433
Creating positions 401
Disciplinary procedures 417
Dress and grooming 425
Drug and substance abuse 451
Drug testing, pre-employment 454, 454ATT1, 454ATT2
Emergency leave 436
Employment 104, 404, 405
Employment contract 408
Evaluation 412, 413
Family/medical leave 435
Freedom of speech 420
Gifts 422
Graduate study 433
HIV infection 414.1
Induction plan 433
Job related expenses 431
Jury duty 442
Nepotism 404
New hire reports 404, 405
Nondiscrimination 104, 104ATT
Nontenured staff 416
Occupational exchange leave 438.1
Outside activities 419
Personal leave 436
Personnel files 424
Physical examinations 414
Political activities 421
Professional development 433
Professional education plan 433
Professional leaves 438.1
Resignation 408
Responsibility for student welfare 440
Sabbatical leave 438
Salary determination 428
Sexual harassment 448, 448ATT
Sick leave 434
Student teachers 407
Substitutes 405
Summer school staff 406
Suspensions and furloughs 411
Tardiness 418
Tenure 413
Title I teachers 404, 424
Tobacco use 423
Uncompensated leave 439
Unlawful harassment 448, 448ATT
Vacancies 409
Working periods 432
PROGRAMS 100
Academic standards 102
Adoption, planned instruction 107
Adoption of textbooks 108
Adult education 125
Alternative education programs 132, 133
Assessments 127
Behavior support for students with disabilities 113.2
Charter schools 140, 140.1
Class size 126
Community service/service learning program 139
Current events 119
Curriculum development 105
Curriculum review by parents/guardians and students 105.1
Discipline, eligible students 113.1
Drugs, eligible students 113.1
English for speakers of other languages (ESOL) 138
Equal access 122
Exemption from instruction 105.2
Exemption from testing 127
Extracurricular activities 122, 228, 229, 618
Extracurricular participation by charter/cyber charter students 140.1
Extracurricular participation by home education students 137.1
Field trips 121
Gifted education 114
Guidance counseling 112
Guides, planned instruction 106
Home education 137, 137.1
Homework 130
Instructional supplies 110
Interscholastic athletics 123, 211
Intervention program 134
Lesson plans 111
Migrant students 142
Mission statement 101
Musical groups 129
Nondiscrimination 103, 103ATT, 104, 104ATT
Philosophy of education 101
Pilot programs 105
Planned instruction 106, 107
Resource materials 109
Special education, IDEA 113
Standard evening high school 125
Strategic plan 100
Summer school 124, 406
Tutorial instruction 116
Vocational technical education 115
Weapons, eligible students 113.1
PROPERTY 700
Building security 709
Census 701
Disposal of obsolete/surplus materials 706
District facilities advertising 707.2
Facilities planning 701
Fax machines 715
Gifts, grants, donations 702
Insurance 812
Inventory and records 706
Lending of equipment and books 708
Maintenance 704
Naming school facilities 701.1
Personal property of employees, casualty losses 711
Pest management 716
Property records 706
Safety 705
Sanitary management 703
Strategic planning 701
Use of facilities by staff 710
Use of school facilities, rental 707, 707ATT
Use of school vehicles by staff 710.1
PUPILS 200
Admission of students 201, 203
Assignment within district 206
Asthma inhalers, possession/use 210.1, 210.1ATT
Attendance 204, 234
Bicycles and motor vehicles 223
Bullying 249, 249ATT
Care of school property 224
Cellular phones 237
Class rank 214, 216
Communicable diseases 203
Complaint process 219
Confidential communications 207
Controlled substances 227, 227ATT
Corporal punishment 218
Cyberbullying 249, 249ATT
Discipline 218, 218.1, 218.2, 233
Distribution of materials by students 220
Dress and grooming 221
Drugs/alcohol abuse 113.1, 227, 227ATT
Early graduation 217
Electronic devices 237
Expression 220
Expulsions 233
Family educational trips 204
Foreign exchange students 239
Fundraising 229, 618
Gangs 218.3
Grading 213
Graduation requirements 217
Hazing 247
Health examinations/screenings 209
Hearings, formal/informal 233
HIV infection 203.1
Homeless students 251
Immunization 203
Inmates, incarcerated juveniles 204
Laser pointers 237
Medications 210, 210.1
Military recruiters 216, 250
Nonresident students 202
Nutrition 246
Physical activity 246
Physical, dental examinations 209
Postgraduate students 205
Posting of materials by students 220
Pregnant students 234
Promotion and retention 215
Public performance by students 230
Records 216, 216ATT, 815.1
Recruiters' access 250
Relations with law enforcement agencies 225
Religious holidays 204
Religious instruction, excusal 204
Reporting student progress 212
Searches 226
Sexual harassment 248, 248ATT
Social events and class trips 231
Steroids 227, 227ATT
Student accident insurance 211
Student government 228
Student identification cards 245
Student involvement in decision-making 232
Student recruitment 250
Student rights/surveys 235
Surveys, evaluations 235
Suspension 233
Temporary medical excusal (TME) 204.1
Terroristic threats, acts 218.2
Tobacco use 222
Transfer students 209
Unlawful harassment 248, 248ATT
Weapons 113.1, 218.1
Wellness 246
Withdrawal 208
PURCHASES
Budgeted 611
Cooperative 613
Not budgeted 612
Subject to bid 610
RECORDS
Administrative employees 324
Litigation hold 801.1
Professional employees 424
Public records 801
Records management 801.1
Records retention 801.1
Students 216, 216ATT, 815.1
Support employees 524
RELIGIOUS HOLIDAYS 204
SALARY 328, 428, 528
SCHEDULES
Professional employees 432
School calendar 803
School day 804
Support employees 532
SCHOOL BOARD PROCEDURES 000
Agenda 006
Appointments 005
Authority of individual members 003
Authority and power 002
Board governance standards/code of conduct 011
Code of ethics 004
Committees 005, 006
Conference attendance 004
Distribution of policy 007
Duties, officers 005
Executive sessions 006
Expenses 004
Functions 003
Introduction 000
Meetings 006, 903
Membership 004, 004.1
Minutes 006
Name and classification 001
Notice of meetings 006
Officers 005
Organization 005, 008
Orientation 004
Policy, procedures 003
Powers 002
Public notice, meetings 006
Qualifications 004
Reimbursement 004
Removal of director 004
Rules of order 006
Special meetings 006
Student Board representative 004.1
Superintendent's role 003
Vacancies 004
Voting 006
SEXUAL/UNLAWFUL HARASSMENT
Administrative employees 348, 348ATT
Professional employees 448, 448ATT
Students 248, 248ATT
Support employees 548, 548ATT
SICK LEAVE
Administrative employees 334, 335
Professional employees 434, 435
Support employees 534, 535
SMOKING/TOBACCO USE
Administrative employees 323
Professional employees 423
Public 904
Students 222
Support employees 523
SPECIAL EDUCATION/DISABLED STUDENTS 113, 113.1
STUDENT WELLNESS
Competitive foods 246
Monitoring 246
Nutrition guidelines 246
Physical activity 246
Physical education 246
School based activities goals 246
Wellness committee 246
STUDENTS (see Pupils)
SUBSTITUTES
Professional employees 405
Support employees 505
SUMMER SCHOOL 124, 406
SUPERINTENDENT
Assistant/associate superintendent 302, 313
Employment 302
Evaluation 312
Roles 003
SUPPORT EMPLOYEES 500
Absence, leave of 535, 539
Assignment and transfer 509
Background checks 504, 505, 509
Bereavement leave 536
Childbearing/rearing leave 539
Complaint process 526
Conduct 517
Creating positions 501
Disciplinary procedures 517
Dress and grooming 525
Drug and substance abuse 551
Drug testing, pre-employment 554, 554ATT1, 554ATT2
Emergency leave 536
Employment 104, 504, 505
Employment contract, resolution 508
Evaluation 512
Family/medical leave 535
Furloughs 511
HIV infection 514.1
Job related expenses 531
Jury duty 542
Maternity leave 539
Military leave 539
New hire reports 504, 505
Nondiscrimination 104, 104ATT
Outside activities 519
Overtime 530
Paid holidays 543
Part-time personnel 541
Personal leave 536
Personnel files 524
Physical examination 514
Political activities 519
Probation period 508
Resignation 508
Salary determination 528
Sexual harassment 548, 548ATT
Short-term employees 505
Sick leave 534
Substitutes 505
Suspensions 511
Title I paraprofessionals 504, 524
Tobacco use 523
Uncompensated leave 539
Unlawful harassment 548, 548ATT
Vacancies 509
Vacation 537
Working periods 532
SUSPENSIONS AND EXPULSIONS 233
SUSPENSIONS AND FURLOUGHS
Administrative employees 311
Professional employees 411
Support employees 511
TAXES
Collection 606, 606.1
Levy 605
TEXTBOOKS
Adoption 108
Care of school property 224
Lending of equipment and books 708
TRANSPORTATION 810, 810ATT, 810.1, 810.2, 810.3
TRAVEL REIMBURSEMENT
Administrative employees 331
Professional employees 431
School directors 004
Support employees 531
TUITION 202, 607
TUTORIAL INSTRUCTION 116
VACATION
Administrative employees 337
Support employees 537
VISITORS 907
VOCATIONAL TECHNICAL EDUCATION 115
WAGE AND SALARY
Administrative employees 328
Professional employees 428
Support employees 528
WEAPONS 113.1, 218.1, 904
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