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William Penn 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 Classified 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, 336, 338
  Classified employees 535, 536, 539, 542
  Professional employees 435, 436
 
  ADMINISTRATIVE EMPLOYEES 300
  Abolishing positions 310
  Assignment and transfer 309
  Bereavement leave 335
  Complaint policy 326
  Creating positions 301
  Disciplinary procedure 317
  Disqualification by health 315, 334
  Dress and grooming 325
  Drug and substance abuse 351
  Employment 104, 302, 303
  Employment contract 308
  Evaluation 312, 313
  Family and medical leave act 352
  Freedom of speech 320
  Gifts 322
  HIV infection 314.1
  Job related expenses 331
  Management team 327
  Nepotism 303.1
  Nontenured administrators 316
  Outside activities 319, 321
  Personal necessity leave 336
  Personnel files 324
  Physical examination 314
  Political activities 321
  Professional development 353
  Professional growth 333
  Sabbatical leave 338
  Sick leave 334
  Suspension and furloughs 311
  Terroristic threats/acts 317.1
  Tobacco 323
  Uncompensated leave 339
  Unlawful harassment 348
  Vacation 337
  Wage and salary 328
  Workers' compensation, return-to-work program 347
  ADULT EDUCATION 125
  ASSIGNMENT AND TRANSFER
  Administrative employees 309
  Classified employees 509
  Professional employees 409
  ATHLETICS 123, 123.2, 211
  ATTENDANCE
  General 204
  Pregnant/married pupils 234
BOARD OF SCHOOL DIRECTORS (see School Board Procedures and Goals)
  Committees 005
  Meetings 006, 903
  Membership 004
  Officers 005
  Voting 006
  BONDING 005, 811
  BUDGET
  Hearing 604
  Preparation 603
  BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS (see Property)  
  BULLYING/CYBERBULLYING 249, 815
  CALENDAR 803
  CLASS SIZE 126
  CLASSIFIED EMPLOYEES 500
  Assignment and transfer 509
  Benefits for regularly employed part-time personnel 541
  Bereavement leave 535
  Complaint policy 526
  Creating positions 501
  Disqualification by health 514, 515
  Discipline 517
  Dress and grooming 525
  Drug and substance abuse 551
  Employment 104, 504, 508
  Employment contract 508
  Evaluation 512
  Family and medical leave act 552
  HIV infection 514.1
  Job related expenses 531
  Jury duty 542
  Layoffs 511
  Nepotism 504.1
  Outside activities 519
  Overtime 530
  Paid holidays 543
  Personal necessity leave 536
  Personnel files 524
  Physical examination 514, 515
  Short-term employees 505
  Sick leave 534
  Substitute compensation 529
  Substitutes 505
  Suspensions 511
  Terroristic threats/acts 517.1
  Tobacco 523
  Unlawful harassment 548
  Uncompensated leave 539
  Vacation 537
  Wage and salary determination 528
  Workers' compensation, return-to-work program 547
  Working periods 532
  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
  Municipal government relations 909
  News media relations 911
  Nonschool activities 913
  Nonschool materials 913
  Nonschool organizations/groups/individuals 913
  Parent relations 908
  Parental/family involvement 917
  Public attendance at school functions 904
  Public complaints 906
  Public participation at Board meetings 903
  Public relations objectives 901
  Publications program 902
  Relations with educational institutions 912
  Relations with intermediate unit 914
  Scholarships, awards 913
  School visitors 907
  Student participation, nonschool activities 913
  Volunteers 916
  COMPLAINT PROCESS
  Discrimination 103, 103.1, 103.1ATT1, 103.1ATT2, 103.1ATT3, 103.1ATT4, 103.1AR, 104
  Employee complaints 326
  NCLB complaints 906
  Public complaints 906
  Student complaints 219
  Unlawful harassment 248, 348
  COURSES OF STUDY 107
  CURRICULUM (see Programs)
  DISCIPLINE
  Administrative employees 317
  Classified employees 517
  Professional employees 417
  Students 113.1, 218, 218.1, 218.2, 233
  DRESS AND GROOMING
  Administrative employees 325
  Classified employees 525
  Professional employees 425
  Students 221, 221.1, 221.2, 221.3
  DRUG/SUBSTANCE ABUSE 227
  Covered drivers 810.1
  Administrative employees 351
  Classified employees 551
  Professional employees 451
  Students 113.1, 227
  EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS 805
  EMPLOYEES (see Administrative, Classified, Professional)
  EVALUATION
  Administrative employees 313
  Classified employees 512
  Professional employees 413
  Superintendent 312
  Temporary professional employees 413
  EXPENSES
  Board members 004
  Employees 331, 431, 531
  EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES 122, 228, 229
  FACILITIES (see Property)
  FIELD TRIPS 121
  FINANCES 600
  Bank accounts 608
  Budget 603, 604
  Budget planning 602
  Cooperative purchasing 613
  District audit - public 619
  Investment of district funds 609
  Objectives 601
  Payment of claims 616
  Payroll authorization 614
  Payroll deductions 615
  Petty cash 617
  Purchases 610
  Purchases budgeted 611
  Purchases not budgeted 612
  Special purpose funds 618
  Tax collection 606
  Tax levy 605
  Tuition income 607
  FIRE DRILLS 805
  FLAG SALUTE 807
  FOOD SERVICES 808
  GRADING 213, 215
  GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS 217
  GUIDANCE COUNSELING 112
  HOME EDUCATION PROGRAMS 137, 137.1
  HOMEBOUND INSTRUCTION 117, 204, 234
  HOMEWORK 130
  INSURANCE 211, 812
  INVENTORY 706
  INVESTMENTS 609
  LEAVES (see Absence, Leave of)
  LESSON PLANS 111
  LOCKER SEARCH 226
  MAINTENANCE 703, 704
  MEDICATIONS 210, 210.1
  MOTOR VEHICLES 223
  NONRESIDENT STUDENTS 202, 202.1
  OPENING EXERCISES 807
  OPERATIONS 800
  Bomb threats 805
  Bonding 811
  Child/student abuse 806
  Computers, acceptable use 815
  Contracted services 818
  Copyright material 814
  Drug testing - transportation personnel 810.1
  Electronic signatures 815.1
  Emergency evacuation 805
  Emergency preparedness 805
  Food service 808
  Insurance 812
  Internet, e-mail, network resources 815
  Law enforcement relations 805.1
  Litigation hold 800
  Memorandum of understanding 805
  Opening exercises/flag displays 807
  Other insurance 813
  Pandemic 805
  Property insurance 812
  Public records 801
  Records management 800
  Records retention 800
  School calendar 803
  School day 804
  School organization 802
  Social networking 815
  Suicide awareness, prevention and response 819, 819ATT
  Transportation 810
  Website 815
  PERSONNEL FILES (see Records)
  PETTY CASH 617
  PHYSICAL EXAMINATIONS
  Administrative employees 314, 315
  Classified employees 514, 515
  Professional employees 414, 415
  Students 209
  POSITIONS
  Abolishing 310, 410, 511
  Creating 301, 401, 501
  POSTGRADUATE STUDENTS 205
  PREGNANT/MARRIED STUDENTS 234
  PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES 400
  Abolishing positions 410
  Assignment and transfer 409
  Bereavement days 435
  Compensated leaves 438
  Complaint policy 426
  Creating positions 401
  Disciplinary procedures 417
  Disqualification by health 414, 415
  Dress and grooming 425
  Drug and substance abuse 451
  Employment 404
  Employment contract 408
  Evaluation 411, 413
  Family and medical leave act 452
  Freedom of speech in noninstructional settings 420
  Gifts 422
  HIV infection 414.1
  Job related expenses 431
  Jury duty 442
  Nepotism 404.1
  Nontenured staff 416
  Outside activities 419
  Personal necessity leave 436
  Personnel files 424
  Physical examinations 414
  Political activities 421
  Professional development 433, 438, 453
  Responsibility for student welfare 440
  Sabbatical leave 438
  Salary determination 428
  Sick leave 434
  Student teachers 407
  Substitute compensation 429
  Substitutes 405
  Summer school staff 406, 411
  Suspensions and furloughs 409, 411
  Tardiness 418
  Terroristic threats/acts 417.1
  Tobacco 423
  Uncompensated leave 439
  Unlawful harassment 448
  Workers' compensation, return-to-work program 447
  Working periods 432
  PROGRAMS 100
  Adoption of textbooks 108
  Adult education 125
  Affirmative action programs 104
  Assessments 127
  Behavior support 113.2
  Charter school applications 140, 140.1
  Class size 126
  Confidentiality, special education records 113, 216
  Course guides 106
  Courses of study 107
  Current events 119
  Curriculum development 105
  Discipline of students with disabilities 113.1
  Discrimination 103, 103.1, 103.1ATT1, 103.1ATT2, 103.1ATT3, 103.1ATT4, 103.1AR, 104
  Educational evaluations, special education 113.3
  Educational goals 102
  Equivalency of schools 103
  Evaluation of educational programs 127
  Exemption from testing 127
  Extracurricular activities 122, 228, 229
  Extracurricular participation by charter/cyber charter students 140.1
  Extracurricular participation by home education students 137.1
  Field trips 121
  Gifted pupils 114
  Guidance counseling 112
  Home education programs 137, 137.1
  Homebound instruction 117, 204, 234
  Homework 130
  Human development 120
  Independent educational evaluations 113.3
  Independent study 118
  Instructional supplies 110
  Interscholastic athletics 122, 123, 123.2
  Lesson plans 111
  Limited English Proficiency Program 138
  Nondiscrimination 103, 103.1, 103.1ATT1, 103.1ATT2, 103.1ATT3, 103.1ATT4, 103.1AR, 104
  Philosophy of education 101
  Recording of meetings, special education 113
  Resource materials 109
  Restraints 113.2
  Seclusion 113.2
  Section 504 students 103.1, 103.1ATT1, 103.1ATT2, 103.1ATT3, 103.1ATT4, 103.1AR
  Service agreements 103.1, 103.1ATT1, 103.1ATT2, 103.1ATT3, 103.1ATT4, 103.1AR
  Special education, IDEA 113
  Student services 146
  Strategic plan 100
  Sudden cardiac arrest 123.2
  Summer school 124, 406
  Vocational technical education 115
  PROPERTY 700
  Building security 709
  Facilities planning 701
  Gifts, grants, donations 702
  Insurance 812
  Integrated pest management 716
  Inventory and records 706
  Lending of school equipment 708
  Maintenance 704
  Naming rights for school district facilities 701.1
  Property records 706
  Safety 705
  Sanitary management 703
  Smoking 710
  Use of school facilities 707
  PUBLIC RELATIONS (see Community)
  PUPILS 200
  Admission of beginners 201, 203, 209
  Assignment within district 206
  Asthma inhalers, possession/use 210.1
  Attendance 204, 207, 234
  Bicycles and motor vehicles 223
  Bullying 249
  Care of school property 224
  Cellular phones 237
  Class rank 214, 216, 216ATT
  Confidential communications 207
  Controlled substances 227
  Cyberbullying 815
  Discipline 218, 233
  Disenrollment, nonresident students 202.1
  Distribution of materials by students 220
  Dress and grooming 221
  Dress code, high school 221.1
  Dress code/uniforms, elementary 221.2
  Dress code/uniforms, middle school 221.3
  Electronic devices 237
  Enrollment in district 200
  Epinephrine auto-injectors, possession/use 210.1
  Expression 220
  Foreign exchange students 239
  Fund raising 229, 618
  Gifted pupils 114
  Grading 213, 215
  Graduation requirements 217
  Hazing 247
  Health examinations/screenings 209
  HIV infection 203.1
  Immunization 203
  Laser pointers 237
  Married students 234
  Medications 210, 210.1
  Military recruiters 216, 250
  Nonresident students 202, 202.1
  Nutrition 246
  Participation in school affairs 232
  Physical activity 246
  Postgraduate students 205
  Posting of materials by students 220
  Pregnant students 234
  Promotion and retention 215
  Public performance by students 230
  Reciprocal suspension, expulsion 233.1
  Records 216, 216ATT, 216.1
  Reporting pupil progress 212
  Searches 226
  Smoking 222
  Social events and class trips 231
  Special education students 113
  Student accident insurance 211
  Student assistance program 236
  Student complaint process 219
  Student government 228
  Students and the police 225
  Student identification cards 245
  Student recruitment 250
  Student rights/surveys 235
  Supplemental discipline records 216.1
  Surveys, evaluations 235, 235.1
  Suspension and expulsion 233, 233.1
  Terroristic threats 218.2
  Uniforms 221.1
  Unlawful harassment 248
  Veterans, Korean war 217.1, 217.1ATT
  Weapons 218.1
  Wellness 246
  Withdrawal 208
  PURCHASES
  Subject to bid 610
  RECORDS
  Administrative employees 324
  Classified employees 524
  Litigation hold 800
  Professional employees 424
  Public records 801
  Records management 800
  Records retention 800
  Students 216, 216ATT, 216.1
  RELIGIOUS HOLIDAYS 204
  SAFETY 705
  SCHEDULES
  School calendar 803
  School day 804
  SCHOOL BOARD PROCEDURES AND GOALS 000
  Authority and power 002
  Distribution of policy 007
  Expenses 004
  Functions 003
  Hearings 006.1
  Meetings 006, 903
  Membership 004
  Name and classification 001
  Nepotism 009
  Organization 005
  Voting 006
  SICK LEAVE
  Administrative employees 315, 334
  Classified employees 515, 534
  Professional employees 415, 434
  SPECIAL EDUCATION  
  Aversive techniques 113.2
  Behavior support 113.2
  Child find/outreach 113.1
  Classroom visitations 907
  Confidentiality 113, 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
  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
  Classified employees 505
  Professional employees 405
  SUICIDE AWARENESS, PREVENTION AND RESPONSE 819, 819ATT
  SUMMER SCHOOL 124, 406
  SUPERINTENDENT
  Assistant superintendent 302, 312
  Employment 302
  Evaluation 312
  SUSPENSIONS AND EXPULSIONS 113.1, 218, 218.1, 233, 233.1
  SUSPENSIONS AND FURLOUGHS
  Administrative employees 311
  Classified employees 511
  Professional employees 411
  TEXTBOOKS
  Adoption 108
  Care of 224
  Lending 708
  TOBACCO
  Administrative employees 323
  Classified employees 523
  Community 710
  Professional employees 423
  Students 222
  TRANSPORTATION 810, 810.1
  TRAVEL REIMBURSEMENT
  Administrative employees 331
  Classified employees 531
  Professional employees 431
  School directors 004
  TUITION 202, 607
  VACATION
  Administrative employees 337
  Classified employees 537
  VISITORS 907
  VOCATIONAL TECHNICAL EDUCATION 115
  WAGE AND SALARY 328, 428, 528
  WEAPONS 113.1, 218.1, 904
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