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 HAZING ​Board Policy 247
The purpose of this policy is to maintain a safe, positive environment for students and staff that is free from hazing. Hazing activities of any type are inconsistent with the educational goals of the district and are prohibited at all times. For purposes of this policy, hazing is defined as an activity that recklessly or intentionally endangers the mental health, physical health, or safety of a student for the purpose of initiation or membership in or affiliation with any organization recognized by the Board.
HEALTH SERVICES ​Board Policy 209​ ​and WELLNESS​ ​Board Policy 246
Health services are available in every building, staffed by health-care professionals. These individuals provide first aid care, administer prescribed medication to a student in accordance with the written directions of a licensed prescriber, and monitor the health, safety and immunization status of all of our students. For more information please click this ​Health Services Information​ link.
Accident Insurance​ ​Board Policy 211
Each year the District provides the opportunity for the family to secure school related insurance for the student at a nominal fee.For more information please click this ​Accident Insurance​ link.
Education for Homeless Youth
In compliance with the federal McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, as reauthorized in 2015 by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), the Plum Borough School District attempts to identify all children within the district that may be experiencing homelessness. In efforts to continue to provide high-quality education and experiences to our Plum Borough families and students, please review the qualifying factors of individuals experiencing homelessness.
The term "homeless children and youth" is defined as individuals who lack a fixed, regular and adequate nighttime residence. This includes individuals:
● Sharing the housing of other persons due to loss of housing, economic hardship or a similar reason;
● Living in a motel, hotel, trailer park or campground due to lack of alternative adequate accommodations;
● Living in emergency or transitional shelters;
● Living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, bus or train stations or similar settings;
● Living in substandard housing (no running water or working utilities, infestations, etc.).
Children who are experiencing homelessness may qualify for assistance with free school lunch, school supplies/materials, tutoring, and transportation so that they can remain in their school of origin throughout the duration of their homeless episode. If you believe you know of families or individual students that may qualify for this service, please contact Dana Iera, School Psychologist, McKinney-Vento Liaison at (412) 798-6358 or ​
For further information and guidance, please visit the Pennsylvania Department of Education Basic Education Circular, ​BEC - Education for Homeless Youth​.
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