Policy Manual

Meyersdale 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. 

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
ABSENCES
Employees 334, 335, 336, 338, 338.1, 339
Students 204, 234
ADULT EDUCATION 125
ASSIGNMENT AND TRANSFER
Employees 309
Students 206, 209, 216.1
ATHLETICS 123, 123.1, 123.2, 211
ATTENDANCE
Employees 318
Pregnant/married students 234
Students 204
BOARD OF SCHOOL DIRECTORS (see School Board Procedures)
BONDING 005, 811
BUDGET
Accelerated budget process 604
Adoption 604
Board resolution 604
Final budget 604
Index 604
Planning 602
Preliminary budget 604
Preparation 603
Public inspection 604
Voting 604
BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS (see Property)  
BULLYING/CYBERBULLYING 249, 815
CALENDAR 803
CELLULAR TELEPHONES  
Employees 717
Students 237
CHARTER SCHOOLS 140, 140.1
CHILD/STUDENT ABUSE 806
CLASS SIZE 126
COMMUNITY 900
Community engagement 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 911
Nonschool activities 913
Nonschool materials 913
Nonschool organizations/groups/individuals 913
Parent/guardian relations 908
Parent involvement, Title I 918
Parental/family involvement 917
Public attendance at school functions 904
Public complaints 906
Public participation at Board meetings 903
Relations with educational institutions 912
Relations with intermediate unit 914
Scholarships, awards 913
School visitors 907
Student participation, nonschool activities 913
Tobacco use by public 904
Weapons 904
COMPLAINT PROCESS
Discrimination 103, 103ATT, 103.1, 104, 104ATT
Employee complaints 326
Public complaints 906
Student complaints 219
Unlawful harassment 248, 248ATT, 348, 348ATT
COMPUTERS/INTERNET/NETWORK USE 815
COURSES OF STUDY 107
CURRICULUM 102, 105 , 105.1, 105.2, 106, 107
DISCIPLINE
Employees 317
Students 218, 218.1, 218.2, 233
DISTRIBUTION OF MATERIALS 220, 913
DRESS AND GROOMING
Employees 325
Students 221
DRUG/SUBSTANCE ABUSE
Covered licensed drivers 810.1
Employees 351
Students 227
EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS 805
EMPLOYEES 300
Abolishing positions 310
Absences 334, 336
Assignment, transfer 309
Assistant superintendent 302, 313
Background checks 302, 304
Bereavement leave 336
Compensated professional leaves 338.1
Compensation plan 328
Complaint process 326
Conduct 317
Conference attendance 331, 333
Creating positions 301
Disciplinary procedures 317
Discrimination 104, 104ATT
Dress, grooming 325
Drug and substance abuse 351
Employment 104, 104ATT, 302, 304, 305, 306
Employment contract, resolution 308
Evaluations 312, 313
Family and medical leave 335
Freedom of speech 320
Gifts 322
Graduate study 333
Harassment 348, 348ATT
HIV infection 314.1
Holidays 343
Induction plan 333
Interns 307
Job related expenses 331
Jury duty 342
Leaves of absence 335, 338, 338.1, 339
Nontenured staff 316
Occupational exchange leave 338.1
Outside activities 319
Overtime 330
Part-time employees 341
Personal leave 336
Personnel files 324
Physical examinations 314
Political activities 321
Pre-employment drug testing 351.1
Professional development 333
Professional development leave 333
Professional education plan 333
Resignation 308
Responsibility for student welfare 340
Sabbatical leave, health reasons 338
Salary determination 328
Salary schedules 328
Sexual harassment 348, 348ATT
Sick leave 334
Student teachers 307
Substitutes 305
Summer school staff 306
Superintendent 302, 312
Suspensions, furloughs 311
Tardiness 318
Temporary professional employees 313
Tenure 313
Title I teachers, paraprofessionals 304, 324
Tobacco 323
Uncompensated leave 339
Unlawful harassment 348, 348ATT
Vacancies 309
Vacation 337
Workers' compensation transitional return-to-work 347
Working periods 332
EMPLOYMENT CONTRACT/RESOLUTION
Assistant superintendent 302
Employees 308
Superintendent 302
EQUAL ACCESS 122, 123
EVALUATION
Assistant superintendent 313
Employees 313
Students 213
Superintendent 312
EXEMPTIONS FOR STUDENTS  
Instruction 105.2
Testing 127
EXPENSES
Board members 004
Employees 331
EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES 122, 228, 229, 618
FACILITIES USE
Rental 707
FMLA 335
FIELD TRIPS 121
FINANCES 600
Audit 619
Bank accounts 608
Budget adoption 604
Budget preparation 602, 603
Budget, public inspection 604
Competitive electronic auction bidding 610
Electronic bidding 610
Fiscal objectives 601
Fund balance 620
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
Preliminary budget 604
Purchases 610, 611, 612
Purchasing, cooperative 613
Quotations 610
Sales tax 616
Student activity funds 618
Tax collection 606
Tax levy 605
Taxable fringe benefits 624
Tuition income 607
Voting, budget 604
FIRE DRILLS 805
FOOD SERVICES 808, 808.1
GRADING 212, 213
GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS 217
GUIDANCE COUNSELING 112
HIV INFECTION  
Employees 314.1
Students 203.1
HOME EDUCATION PROGRAMS 137, 137.1
HOMEBOUND INSTRUCTION 117, 204, 234
HOMEWORK 130
INSURANCE 211, 812, 813
INTERMEDIATE UNIT 914
INTERNET 815
INVESTMENTS 609
LESSON PLANS 111
LOCKER SEARCH 226
MAINTENANCE 704
MEDIA RELATIONS 911
MEDICATIONS 210, 210.1
MOTOR VEHICLES 223
NONRESIDENT STUDENTS 202
OFF-CAMPUS ACTIVITIES 122, 123, 218, 227
OPENING EXERCISES 807
OPERATIONS 800
Automated external defibrillator (AED) 822
Bomb threats 805
Bonding 811
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) 822
Child/student abuse 806
Clearance statements, Act 151 806, 810, 818
COBRA 813
Computerized personal information breach 830
Computers, acceptable use 815
Contracted services 818
Copyright materials 814
Drug/alcohol testing - covered drivers 810.1
Emergency evacuation 805
Emergency preparedness 805
Flag salute 807
Food service 808
Fraud 828
Free/reduced-price meals and milk 808.1
Insurance 812, 813
Law enforcement relations 805.1
Litigation hold 800
Medical insurance 813
Memorandum of understanding 805
Off-air recordings - copyrights 814
Opening exercises, flag salute 807
Pandemic 805
Property insurance 812
Public records 801
Records management 800
Records retention 800
Reporting requirements, abuse 806
School calendar 803
School day 804
Social networking 815
Software copyrights 814
State mandate waivers 825
Suicide 819
Transportation 810
Videotapes, copyright 814
Website 815
PAYROLL
Authorization 614
Deductions 615
PERSONNEL FILES 324
PHYSICAL EXAMINATIONS
Employees 314
Students 209
POSITIONS
Abolishing 310
Creating 301
PREGNANT/MARRIED STUDENTS 234
PROGRAMS 100
Academic standards 102
Adoption, planned instruction 107
Adoption of textbooks 108
Adult education 125
Alternative instruction methods 124
Assessments 127
Behavior support 113.2
Charter schools 140, 140.1
Child find 113
Class size 126
Concussion management 123.1
Confidentiality, special education records 113, 113.4, 216
Core values 101
Current events 119
Curriculum development 105
Curriculum review by parents/guardians and students 105.1
Discipline of students with disabilities 113.1
Discrimination 103, 103ATT, 103.1, 104, 104ATT
Educational evaluations, special education 113.3
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
Funcational behavioral assessments 113.3
Gifted education 114
Guidance counseling 112
Guides, planned instruction 106
Home education 137, 137.1
Homebound instruction 117, 204, 234
Homework 130
Independent educational evaluations 113.3
Independent study 118
Instructional supplies 110
Interscholastic athletics 123, 123.1, 123.2, 211
Lesson plans 111
Limited English Proficiency program 138
Migrant students 142
Mission statement 101
Nondiscrimination 103, 103ATT, 103.1, 104, 104ATT
Off-campus activities 122, 123
Persistently dangerous schools 143
Pilot programs 105
Planned instruction 106, 107
Recording of meetings, special education 113
Resource materials 109
Restraints 113.2
Screening, special education 113.3
Seclusion 113.2
Section 504 students 103.1
Service agreements 103.1
Strategic plan 100
Student services 146
Sudden cardiac arrest 123.2
Summer school 124, 306
Tutoring 116
Victims of violent crimes 144
Vocational technical education 115
PROPERTY 700
Cellular telephones 717
Census 701
Facilities planning 701
Facilities use, rental 707
Gifts, grants, donations 702
Insurance 812
Maintenance 704
Pest management 716
Safety 705
Safety committee 705
Sanitary management 703
Strategic planning 701
PUPILS 200
Admission of students 201, 203
Assignment within district 206
Asthma inhalers, possession/use 210.1
Attendance 204, 234
Bicycles 223
Bullying/cyberbullying 249
Care of school property 224
Cellular phones 237
Class rank 214, 216
Communicable diseases 203
Complaint process 219
Confidential communications 207
Controlled substances 227
Corporal punishment 218
Cyberbullying 815
Discipline 218, 218.1, 218.2, 233
Distribution of materials by students 220
Dress and grooming 221
Drug paraphernalia 227
Drugs/alcohol abuse 227
Early graduation 217
Educational tours, trips 204
Electronic devices 237
Enrollment in district 200

Epinephrine auto-injectors, possession/use  

210.1
Expression 220
Expulsions 233
Farm show excusals 204
Food allergy management 209.1
Foreign exchange students 239
Fundraising 229, 618
Grading 213
Graduation requirements 217
Hazing 247
Health examinations, screenings 209
Hearings, formal/informal 233
HIV infection 203.1
Homeless students 251
Immunization 203
Laser pointers 237
Married students 234
Medications 210, 210.1
Military recruiters 216, 250
Motor vehicles 223
Nonresident students 202
Nutrition goals 246
Off-campus activities 218, 227
Physical activity goals 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, 216.1
Recruiters' access 216, 250
Religious holidays 204
Religious instruction, excusal 204
Reporting student progress 212
Searches 226
Sexual harassment 248, 248ATT
Social events and class trips 231
Steroid use 227
Student accident insurance 211
Student assistance program 236
Student government 228
Student involvement in decision-making 232
Student rights/surveys 235
Supplemental discipline records 216.1
Surveys, evaluations 235
Suspension 233
Terroristic threats, acts 218.2
Tobacco 222
Transfer students 209, 216.1
Unlawful harassment 248, 248ATT
Weapons 218.1
Wellness 246
Withdrawal 208
PURCHASES
Budgeted 611
Cooperative 613
Not budgeted 612
Subject to bid 610
RECORDS
Computerized personal information breach 830
Employees 324
Litigation hold 800
Public records 801
Records management 800
Records retention 800
Students 209, 216, 216.1, 250
RELIGIOUS HOLIDAYS 204
SALARY 328
SCHEDULES
Employees 332
School calendar 803
School day 804
SCHOOL BOARD PROCEDURES 000
Agenda 006
Appointments 005
Authority of individual members 003
Authority and power 002
Board policy/procedure/administrative regulations 000
Code of conduct 011
Committees 005, 006
Conference attendance 004
Consultants 005
Executive sessions 006
Expenses 004
Functions 003
Meetings 006, 903
Membership 004
Minutes 006
Name and classification 001
Notice of meetings 006
Officers 005
Organization 005
Orientation 004
Policy, procedures 000, 003
Policy manual access 007
Powers 002
Public notice, meetings 006
Qualifications 004
Reimbursement 004
Removal of director 004
Rules of order 006
Special meetings 006
Standards, effective school governance 011
Student representatives 004.1
Superintendent's role 003
Vacancies 004
Voting 006
SEXUAL/UNLAWFUL HARASSMENT
Contracted individuals 248, 248ATT, 348, 348ATT
Employees 348, 348ATT
Students 248, 248ATT
Third parties 248, 248ATT, 348, 348ATT
Vendors 248, 248ATT, 348, 348ATT
Volunteers 248, 248ATT, 348, 348ATT
SICK LEAVE 334
SMOKING/TOBACCO
Employees 323
Public 904
Students 222
SPECIAL EDUCATION
Aversive techniques 113.2
Behavior support 113.2
Child find/outreach 113
Confidentiality 113, 113.4, 216
Disciplinary placements 113.1, 113.2
Disciplinary placements - weapons, drugs, serious bodily injury 113.1
Due process hearings 113.1
Evaluations 113, 113.3
Functional behavioral assessments 113.3
Independent educational evaluations 113.3
Recording meetings 113
Referral to law enforcement 113.1, 113.2
Restraints - physical/mechanical 113.2
Screening 113.3
Seclusion 113.2
Special Education Plan 113
STUDENT WELLNESS
Competitive foods 246
Monitoring 246
Nutrition guidelines 246
Physical activity goals 246
Physical education goals 246
School based activities goals 246
Wellness committee 246
STUDENTS (see Pupils)
SUBSTITUTES 305
SUMMER SCHOOL 124, 306
SUPERINTENDENT
Assistant superintendent 302, 313
Employment 302
Evaluation 312
Roles 003
SUSPENSIONS AND EXPULSIONS 216, 216.1, 233
SUSPENSIONS/FURLOUGHS 311
TAXES
Collection 606
Levy 605
TEXTBOOKS
Adoption 108
Care of school property 224
TRANSPORTATION 810, 810.1
TRAVEL REIMBURSEMENT
Board members 004
Employees 331
TUITION 202, 607
TUTORING 116
VACATION 337
VISITORS 907
VOCATIONAL TECHNICAL EDUCATION 115
WAGES AND SALARY 328
WEAPONS 218.1, 904
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