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 Home Schooling​ ​Board Policy 137
Any questions or concerns should be addressed to the Superintendent.
Homebound Instruction​ ​Board Policy 117
In the event that a student is going to be absent due to illness (with Doctor verification) for a consecutive period in excess of 15 days, the District may provide homebound instruction/tutoring. Parents should apply for homebound instruction through the principal or guidance counselor. Based upon the availability of instructors, arrangements will be made to schedule the instruction as soon as possible.
Any decisions about altering homebound, ending homebound, or putting time limits on homebound will be made in concert with the Assistant Superintendent and the building administrator/counselor responsible. Homebound is only offered to physically ill students. Parents who have questions about homebound should work with the building administrator/counselor in charge of that particular case. If additional assistance is necessary that cannot be answered at the building level, then the Assistant Superintendent will assist.
Non-Discrimination Policy​ ​Board Policy 103
The Board declares it to be the policy of this district to provide an equal opportunity for all students to achieve their maximum potential through the programs offered in the schools regardless of race, color, age, creed, religion, gender, sexual orientation, ancestry, national origin or handicap/disability. The Board shall provide to all students, without discrimination, course offerings, counseling, assistance, employment, athletics and extracurricular activities. The district shall make reasonable accommodations for identified physical and mental impairments that constitute disabilities, consistent with the requirements of federal and state laws and regulations.
For information regarding civil rights and grievance procedures, or for information regarding activities and facilities accessible to and usable by physically-challenged persons, contact Dr. Gail Yamnitzky, Assistant Superintendent, at 900 Elicker Road, Plum PA 15239 (412-795-0100).
Psychological Testing
The district’s certified school psychologist utilizes standardized tests, curriculum-based measures, and behavior rating scales with parental permission. A clinical psychologist provides consultative services from Allegheny County Intermediate Unit III when needed. These assessments are completed as part of a multidisciplinary evaluation.
Special Education Program​ ​Board Policy 113
Plum Borough School District provides a free, appropriate, public education (FAPE) to exceptional students consistent with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEIA) of 2004. Identification procedures ensure eligible students receive an appropriate program consisting of individualized special education and related services. The placement of students is assessed by a team process, in order to determine the level of services a student may need.
Support services at Plum Senior High School include Learning Support, Emotional Support, Speech/Language Support, and Gifted Support.
Student Assistance Program (SAP)
The Student Assistance Program (SAP) is designed to help students who have problems that interfere with their academic success at school. Students who may have problems with attendance, discipline, family issues, mental health concerns, or drugs and alcohol may be referred to their building’s SAP Team.
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