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Shaler Area School District Board Policy


NameDate Adopted Date(s) Revised 
000 LOCAL BOARD PROCEDURES 
001Name and Classification 10/21/98
002Authority and Powers 10/21/98
003Functions10/21/98
004Membership10/21/982/16/11
6/22/11
4/18/12
005Organization10/21/98
7/12/04
2/16/11
7/10/13 
4/19/17
 
 
 
Meetings
10/21/986/16/99
11/19/03
5/13/09
2/16/11
6/20/12
006.1Use of Teleconferencing 4/17/026/20/12
006.2Recording Board Meetings4/9/14 
007Policy Manual Access1/20/992/16/11
009Claims for Loss Reimbursement 10/21/98
010Adoption of Superintendent's Annual Salary 10/21/98
011Anti-Nepotism6/19/02
012 
Board Governance Standards/Code of Conduct 1/18/062/16/11
4/8/20
100 PROGRAMS 
100Strategic Plan 6/16/9912/13/06
101Philosophy of Education/Goals 4/15/98
102Academic Standards 4/15/98
6/16/99
8/20/14
103 
Non-Discrimination in School and Classroom Practices 4/15/98
6/16/99
12/13/06
3/19/08
12/9/09
2/16/11
9/19/12
9/23/20
103.1 Non-Discrimination - Qualified Students with Disabilities12/9/09
2/16/11
1/15/14
104 
Non-Discrimination in Employment/Contract Practices 4/15/9812/9/09
10/13/10
2/16/11
9/23/20
105Curriculum4/15/98
6/16/99
8/20/14
105.1Curriculum Review by Parents and Students 4/15/98
6/16/99
8/20/14
105.2Exemption from Instruction 4/15/986//16/99
5/18/05 
106Guides for Planned Instruction 4/15/98
6/16/99
8/20/14
107Adoption of Planned Instruction4/15/98
6/16/99
8/20/14
108Adoption of Textbooks 4/15/98
8/20/14
5/15/19
109Resource Materials
8/20/14

109.1Library Materials Selection
4/15/98
8/20/14
110Instructional Supplies 4/15/98
111Lesson Plans 4/15/987/20/05
112Guidance Counseling 4/15/986/21/06
113Special Education 4/15/98

11/20/02
12/13/06
12/9/09
6/22/11
10/19/11
3/21/12

113.1Discipline of Students with Disabilities 11/20/02
12/9/09
2/16/11
10/19/11
1/15/14
113.2Behavior Support12/9/09
6/22/11
1/15/14
113.3Screening and Evaluations for Students with Disabilities12/9/096/22/11
10/19/11
3/21/12
113.4Confidentiality of Special Education Student Information10/19/11 
114Gifted Education 4/15/987/16/01
12/9/09
2/16/11
115Career & Technical Education 4/15/986/16/99
12/13/06
3/16/16 
116Tutoring4/15/98
5/18/05
3/16/16 
117Homebound Instruction 4/15/985/18/05
118Independent Study 4/15/98
6/16/99
11/15/00 
119Current Events 4/15/98
8/20/14
121Field Trips 4/15/98
8/20/14
121.1District-Sponsored Overnight Domestic/Foreign Travel 8/20/037/16/08
5/13/09
121.2District-Approved Overnight Domestic/Foreign Travel 8/20/037/16/08
5/13/09
5/12/10
122Extracurricular Activities 4/15/98
7/12/04
12/13/06
8/15/12
122.1Club Sports 12/13/067/16/08
123Interscholastic Athletics 4/15/98

7/12/04
12/13/06
8/15/12

123.1Coaches and Sponsors 4/15/987/16/08
123.2Eligibility for Athletics and Competitive Extracurricular Activities1/21/04
5/21/0
9/21/16
12/6/17
123.3Concussion Management8/15/12
123.4Sudden Cardiac Arrest9/19/12
124Alternative Instruction Courses
8/20/14
 
124.1Summer School 4/15/98
8/20/14
125Adult Education 4/15/98
126Class Size 4/15/98
127Assessment of Educational Program 4/15/98

6/16/99
8/20/03
6/21/06

130Homework4/15/986/21/06
137Home Education Programs4/15/986/16/99
5/12/04
5/18/05 
3/16/16 
138ESL/Bilingual Education Programs8/21/02
3/16/16
5/16/18
140Charter Schools7/17/00
6/21/06
3/21/07
12/10/08
8/20/14
143Standards for Persistently Dangerous Schools 5/12/04
144Standards for Victims of Violent Crimes 5/12/04
146Student Services 12/13/06
200 PUPILS 
200Enrollment of Students5/18/0512/13/06
8/19/09
11/17/10
201Admission of Beginners 5/20/98

5/18/05
2/17/10
1/11/12
3/21/12

202Eligibility of Nonresident Students 5/20/986/16/99
1/19/05
5/18/05
12/13/06
10/13/10
203Communicable Diseases and Immunization 5/20/986/16/99
5/18/05
6/22/11
8/16/17
203.1HIV Infection 5/20/98
7/12/04
5/18/05
8/20/14
204Attendance5/20/985/18/05
10/12/05
12/13/06
12/10/08
1/20/10
8/17/11
8/16/17
204.1Student Educational Tours and Trips 5/20/988/17/11
205Postgraduate Students 5/20/98
206Assignment Within District 5/20/987/16/08
207Confidential Communications of Students 5/20/9812/13/06
208Withdrawal From School 5/20/98
209Health Examinations 5/20/9810/18/00
8/20/03
12/13/06
3/19/08
209.1Pediculosis (Head Lice) 1/16/02
209.2 Food Allergy Management 9/19/12
209.3 Diabetes Management
6/21/17  
210Use of Medications 7/13/986/22/05
12/13/06
1/11/12
210.1Possession/Use of Life Saving Medications5/18/0512/13/06
6/22/11
211Student Accident Insurance 5/20/98
212Reporting Student Progress 5/20/983/16/16
213Assessment of Student Progress
(To Commence in 2010-11 for the Class of 2014 and for all classes thereafter)
5/20/98
9/15/99
10/18/00
10/20/04
5/21/08
4/15/09
6/16/10
7/10/13
6/18/14
 7/12/17

214 

Class Rank
(The following policy will remain in effect for and applicable to the graduating Classes of 2019 and 2020. Beginning with the Class of 2021, the Shaler Area School District will no longer determine or report Class Rank.)
5/20/98
10/18/00
6/16/10
7/10/13
7/12/17
7/18/18
9/18/19
214.1 Weighted Course Credit
(To Commence in 2010-11 for the Class of 2014 and for all classes thereafter) 
12/9/98
1/20/99
12/10/03
6/16/10
7/10/13
 7/12/17
215Promotion and Retention 5/20/98
216Student Records 5/20/98
12/13/06
7/16/08
1/20/10
8/15/12
216.1Supplemental Discipline Records 5/20/98
12/10/08
8/15/12
217Graduation Requirements 5/20/98
10/20/04
5/18/05
12/13/06
9/17/14
218Student Discipline 5/20/98
10/20/99
7/17/00
5/16/01
1/16/02
7/12/04
6/21/06
12/13/06
2/19/14
218.1Weapons5/20/98
7/17/00
2/19/14
218.2Terroristic Threats 2/19/14
219Student Complaint Process 5/20/98
220 
Student Expression 5/20/986/21/06
4/8/20
221Dress and Grooming 5/20/986/16/99
12/13/06 
222Tobacco Use 5/20/98
4/18/01
4/18/07
2/19/14
8/19/15
223Use of Bicycles, Skateboards, and Motor Vehicles 5/20/98
224Care of School Property 5/20/9811/12/14
225Students and the Police 5/20/98
226Locker Search 5/20/987/12/04
12/13/06 
227Controlled Substances/Paraphernalia5/20/98
7/16/01
4/17/02
7/12/04
2/16/11
1/11/12
8/19/15
227.1Drug and Alcohol Awareness for Extracurricular Activities and Athletic Programs and for Students Who Have Been Granted Parking Privileges 5/20/982/21/01; 7/16/01; 4/16/03; 11/14/07
228Student Government 5/20/98
229Student Fund Raising 5/20/98
230Public Performances by Students 5/20/98
231Social Events and Class Trips 5/20/98
232Participation in School Affairs 5/20/98
233Suspension and Expulsion 5/20/98
 7/12/04
 6/21/06
 12/13/06
  2/19/20 
234Pregnant Students 5/20/9812/13/06
235Student Rights and Responsibilities5/20/98
6/30/03
6/21/06
3/21/07
8/20/14
235.1Surveys8/20/14 
236Student Assistance Program5/20/9812/13/06
237Electronic Devices 5/20/98
10/20/99
10/20/04
1/19/05
12/9/09 
11/12/14
239Foreign Exchange Students 5/20/98
244Acceptable Use of Internet 5/20/984/21/99
245Classroom Observations by Parent/Guardian 5/20/98
246School Wellness7/19/06
3/19/08 
8/20/14
6/21/17
247Hazing7/17/007/12/04
2/16/11
248Unlawful Harassment 5/20/984/18/01
11/14/01
2/16/11
249Bullying/Cyberbullying 11/14/01
12/10/08
9/19/12
250Student Recruitment 6/30/0312/13/06
8/19/09
9/15/10
251 
Homeless Students 8/20/033/19/14
4/8/20
252Use, Transmission, and Ownership of Student-Created Media3/19/08 
300 ADMINISTRATIVE EMPLOYEES 
301Creating a Position 3/18/98
302Employment of Superintendent/Assistant Superintendent 3/18/98
5/17/00
7/18/07
1/11/12
2/20/13
3/18/15
303Employment of Administrators 3/18/98

5/17/00
7/18/07
7/16/08
8/17/11
1/11/12

308Employment Contract/Board Resolution3/18/982/20/13
309Assignment and Transfer of Administrative Employees3/18/981/11/12
310Abolishing a Position 3/18/98
311Reduction of Staff 5/15/19
312Performance Assessment of Superintendent/Assistant Superintendent 3/18/982/20/13
313Evaluation of Administrative Employees 3/18/985/16/01
314Physical Examination 3/18/9810/13/10
314.1HIV Infection 3/18/987/14/04
315Disqualification by Reason of Health 3/18/98
316Non-tenured Employees 3/18/98
317Conduct/Disciplinary Procedures3/18/98
1/11/12
3/18/15
3/16/16 
317.1Weapons3/18/98
319Outside Activities 3/18/98
320Freedom of Speech in Non-school Settings 3/18/98
321Political Activities 3/18/98
322Gifts3/18/98
323Tobacco Use (Admin. Employees)3/18/98
4/18/01
2/19/14
324Personnel Files 3/18/988/20/03
7/18/07
10/13/10
325Dress and Grooming 3/18/98
325.1Identification Badges 12/13/06
326Complaint Policy 3/18/98
327Management Team 3/18/98
328Wage and Salary 3/18/98
328.1Salary for Administrators/Personnel with Individual Employment Contracts 1/20/99
331Job Related Expenses3/18/98 
333Professional Growth Guidelines 3/18/98
334Sick Leave 3/18/9810/16/02
335Family and Medical Leaves for Administrators3/18/987/16/08
5/13/09
5/12/10
336Personal/Emergency Leave 3/18/98
337Vacation3/18/98
338Sabbatical Leave 3/18/98
338.1Compensated Professional Leaves 3/18/98
339Unpaid Personal Leave 3/18/98
342Jury Duty 3/18/98
347Anti-Violence11/14/01
348Sexual Harassment 3/18/985/17/00
4/18/01
11/14/01 
349Unlawful Harassment 11/14/0110/13/10
2/16/11
351Drug and Substance Abuse 3/18/98
5/17/00
2/19/14
400 PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES 
401Creating a Position 9/16/98
402Employment of Certificated Teaching Personnel 9/16/98

3/15/00
10/18/00
5/16/01
5/15/02
8/20/03
5/12/04
1/19/05
7/18/07
10/10/07
1/11/12

404Employment of Supplemental Contract Employees 9/16/98
6/16/99
7/18/07
12/3/14
4/19/17
8/15/18 
405Employment of Substitute Professional Employees 9/16/98
11/17/99
5/17/00
7/18/07
8/19/09
1/11/12
3/18/15
406Employment of Summer School Staff 9/16/981/11/12
407Student Teachers 9/16/981/11/12
408Employment Contract for Teachers 11/18/98
409Assignment and Transfer of Professional Employees 9/16/981/11/12
410Abolishing a Position 9/16/98
411Suspensions and Furloughs 9/16/98
412Evaluation of Professional Employees 9/16/98
413Evaluation of Temporary Professional Employees 9/16/985/16/01
414Physical Examination 9/16/9810/13/10
414.1HIV Infection 9/16/987/12/04
415Disqualification by Reason of Health 9/16/98
416Nontenured Staff Members 9/16/98
417Disciplinary Procedures of Professional Employees 9/16/98
1/11/12
3/18/15
417.1Weapons9/16/98
418Penalties for Tardiness 9/16/98
419Non-School Activities 9/16/98
420Freedom of Speech in Non-Instructional Settings 9/16/98
422Gifts9/16/98
423Tobacco Use (Prof. Employees)9/16/98
4/18/01
2/19/14
424Personnel Files 9/16/988/20/03
7/18/07
10/13/10
425Dress and Grooming 9/16/9810/20/99
425.1Identification Badges 12/13/06
429Substitute Compensation 1/20/9911/19/03
432Work Schedules 9/16/98
433Professional Growth Guidelines 9/16/98
434Sick Leave 10/16/02
435Family and Medical Leaves 9/16/987/16/08
5/13/09
5/12/10
436Unpaid Personal Leave 9/16/98
438Sabbatical Leave 9/16/98
438.1Compensated Professional Leaves 11/18/98
440Responsibility of Staff for Student Welfare 9/16/98
447Anti-Violence11/14/01
448Sexual Harassment 9/16/985/17/00
4/18/01
11/14/01 
449Unlawful Harassment 11/14/0110/13/10
2/16/11
451Drug and Substance Abuse 9/16/985/17/00
500 CLASSIFIED EMPLOYEES 
501Creating a Position 2/18/98
504Employment of Classified Employees 2/18/983/15/00
5/16/01
4/17/02
8/20/03
7/18/07
12/9/09
1/11/12
505Employment of Substitute Classfied Employees 1/21/984/17/02
7/18/07
1/11/12
508Employment Contract 2/18/983/15/00
509Assignment and Transfer of Classified Employees2/18/981/11/12
511Suspensions or Layoffs 1/21/98
512Evaluation of Classified Employees 1/21/983/15/00
5/16/01 
514Physical Examination 1/21/9810/13/10
514.1HIV Infection 2/18/987/14/04
515Disqualification by Reason of Health 2/18/98
517Disciplinary Procedures of Classfied Employees 2/18/98
1/11/12
3/18/15
517.1Weapons2/18/98
518Penalties for Tardiness 2/18/98
519Outside Activities 2/18/98
523Tobacco Use (Class. Employees)2/18/98
4/18/01
2/19/14
524Personnel Files 1/21/988/20/03
7/18/07
10/13/10
525Dress and Grooming 2/18/98
525.1Identification Badges 12/13/06
526Complaint Policy 2/18/98
528Wage and Salary Determination 2/18/98
529Substitute Compensation 2/18/983/15/00
11/19/03 
530Overtime2/18/98
532Working Periods 2/18/98
534Sick Leave 2/18/9810/16/02
535Family and Medical Leaves 1/21/987/16/08
5/13/09
5/12/10
536Personal Leave 2/18/98
537Vacation2/18/98
539Uncompensated Leave 2/18/98
541Benefits for Regularly Employed Part-Time Personnel 2/18/98
542Jury Duty 2/18/98
543Paid Holidays 2/18/98
547Anti-Violence11/14/01
548Sexual Harassment 2/18/985/17/00
4/18/01
11/14/01 
549Unlawful Harassment 11/14/0110/13/10
2/16/11
551Drug and Substance Abuse 2/18/985/17/00
600 FINANCES 
 
 
 
Fiscal Objectives
6/18/986/22/11
602Budget Planning 6/18/98
 
 
 
Budget Preparation 
6/18/983/21/07
604Public Budget Presentation 6/18/983/21/07
605Tax Levy 6/18/983/21/07
5/12/10
606Tax Collection 6/18/983/21/07
607Tuition Income 6/18/98
608Bank Accounts 6/18/98
609Investment of District Funds 6/18/987/19/06
12/9/09
6/16/10
6/21/17
 
 
 
Purchases Subject to Bid 
6/18/98
10/13/10
9/19/12
5/15/13
3/19/14
 
 
 
Construction Contracts, Bidding Awards, and Approval of Change Orders to Existing Construction Contracts 
3/21/0710/13/10
611Purchases Budgeted 6/18/98

9/19/12
5/15/13
3/19/14
612Purchases Not Budgeted 6/18/98 
613Cooperative Purchasing 6/18/98
614Payroll Authorization 6/18/98
615Payroll Deductions 6/18/98
616Payment of Claims 6/18/98
617Petty Cash 6/18/98
618Student Activity Funds6/18/9811/12/14
619District Audit6/18/986/22/11
620Development and Maintenance of the General Fund - Unreserved Fund Balance 6/18/988/17/11
621Taxpayer Bill of Rights 4/21/99
622GASB Statement 34 5/16/01
623Anti-Fraud4/12/0612/13/06
625Reimbursement for Job Related Travel Expenses 9/16/984/17/02
8/19/09
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Federal Fiscal Compliance - Federal Programs
3/19/086/21/17 
626.1
Travel Reimbursement - Federal Programs
6/21/17
 
700 PROPERTY 
701Facilities Planning 7/13/98
1/11/12
9/19/12
701.1Naming/Renaming District Facilities12/9/094/19/17
702Gifts, Grants, Donations 7/13/987/19/06
703Sanitary Management 7/13/98
704Maintenance7/13/985/21/14
705Safety7/13/9810/13/10
1/11/12
706Property Records 7/13/98
707Use of School Facilities 7/13/98
12/12/01
7/12/04
10/14/09
3/19/14
9/19/18
708Lending of School Owned Equipment and Books 7/13/986/20/12
709Building Security 7/13/98
710Use of Facilities by Staff 7/13/983/15/00
711Use of District Photocopying and Duplication Services 7/13/98
 
 
 
Contracts for Maintenance, Repair, and Construction 
7/13/98
715Use of Fax Machines 7/13/98
716Sale and/or Disposal of Equipment/Materials 7/13/985/13/09
717Integrated Pest Management 10/20/9911/20/02
718Use of Automated Electronic Defibrillators (AEDS) 7/12/04
719Service Animals in Schools4/18/12 
719-ARService Animals in Schools4/18/12 
719-AR-1Evaluation of Requests by Students and Employees4/18/12 
719.1 Therapy Dogs in Schools 11/20/19 
800 OPERATIONS 
800Records Management10/10/077/16/08
8/19/09
800-ARRecords Management8/19/09 
800-AR-1Records Retention Schedule8/19/09 
800-AR-1A Retention Update Schedule  
800-AR-2Litigation Hold8/19/09 
800.1Electronic Records/Signatures12/5/12 
 
 
 
Public Records 
8/19/98

2/19/03
7/16/08
1/20/10
5/12/10
7/12/17

802School Organizations 8/19/9812/9/09
803School Calendar 8/19/984/16/03
5/18/05 
804School Day 8/19/98
5/18/05
8/20/14
805Emergency Preparedness8/19/98
7/18/07
2/19/14
805.1Relations with Law Enforcement Officers2/19/14 
806Child/Student Abuse 8/19/98
1/19/05
7/18/07
2/18/15
807Opening Exercises 8/19/988/20/03
1/19/05
7/18/07
808Food Services 8/19/98
4/16/03
12/10/08
5/12/10
6/21/17
808.1School Lunch/Breakfast Program - Charged Meal 9/18/02
12/10/08
12/6/17
808.2Free/Reduced Priced Meals5/12/10 
810Transportation12/9/98
4/21/99
7/12/04
12/13/06
7/18/07
5/13/09
3/21/12
9/17/14
810.1Transportation Personnel - Drug and Alcohol Testing 12/9/9812/10/08
810.2Student Conduct on School Vehicles 12/9/985/16/01
810.3School Bus Driver Qualifications 1/19/05
811Bonding8/19/98
812Property Insurance 8/19/98
813Other Insurance 8/19/98
814Copyright Material 8/19/987/16/08
814.1Creation of Copyrighted Materials 11/18/98Rescinded 3/14/01 
815Acceptable Use of Internet, Computers and Network Resources8/19/98
12/12/01
6/30/03
5/18/05
7/16/08
12/10/08
12/9/09
9/15/10
7/18/12
11/12/14
815.1 Social Media & Electronic Communications 8/16/17 
816District Mail/Postage 12/13/06
818
Contracted Services/ Background Checks
8/19/98
7/18/07
12/10/08
5/13/09
1/11/12
9/18/13
819
Suicide Awareness, Prevention and Response
6/24/15 
822AED/CPR9/19/12
823
Administering Naloxone5/18/16 
825State Mandate Waivers5/16/0110/13/10
 

Conflict of Interest
4/19/17
 
830Breach of Computerized Personal Information 3/21/07
831 Grant Writing and Submission6/20/12 
900 COMMUNITY 
901Public Relations Objectives 9/16/98
902Publications Program 9/16/98
903Public Participation in Board Meetings 9/16/986/19/13
904Public Attendance at School Events 9/16/98
4/18/01
6/22/11
4/18/12
2/19/14
905Tobacco Use 9/16/98Rescinded 3/14/01 
906Public Complaints 9/16/983/19/08
907Building Security - Visitors 7/13/989/16/98
12/9/09
9/15/10
907.1Classroom Observations 9/16/98Rescinded 12/9/09
908Relations with Parents 9/16/98
909Municipal Government Relations 9/16/98
2/19/14
910Community Relations 9/16/98
911News Media Relations 9/16/98
912Relations with Educational Institutions 9/16/98
913Relations with Special Interest Groups 9/16/98
914Relations with Intermediate Unit 9/16/98
915Parent/Family Involvement 9/16/98
916Booster Organizations 9/16/98
11/19/03
 4/9/14
916.1School Volunteers12/5/12
3/18/15
10/21/15
917 Titan Head Logo5/18/116/18/14
918Title I Parent Involvement 8/20/0312/2/15
919District/School Report Cards 8/20/033/21/07
1800 Mt. Royal Boulevard     Glenshaw, PA. 15116     P 412-492-1200     F 412-492-1236
1800 Mt. Royal Boulevard Glenshaw, PA. 15116 P 412-492-1200 F 412-492-1236
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