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Fox Chapel Area School District
611 Field Club Road / Pittsburgh, PA 15238 / 412.963.9600

Legal Notices

Annual Notice to Protected Handicapped Students
In compliance with state and federal law, the Fox Chapel Area School District will provide to each protected handicapped student without discrimination or cost to the student or the family, those related aids, services, or accommodations which are needed to provide equal opportunity to participate in and obtain the benefits of the school program and extracurricular activities to the maximum extent appropriate to the student's abilities. In order to qualify as a protected handicapped student, the child must be of school age with a physical or mental disability which substantially limits or prohibits participation in or access to an aspect of the school program. These services and protections for "protected handicapped students" are distinct from those applicable to all eligible or exceptional students enrolled (or seeking enrollment) in special education programs. For further information on the evaluation procedures and provision of services to protected handicapped students, contact Dr. Lynne Porterfield, coordinator of educational support/special education at 412/967-2435.

Exceptional Children's Right to Participate
It is required by state and federal law that each year school districts notify parents of exceptional students that their children have the same right to participate in extracurricular activities as do nonexceptional children. The district wants parents and the public to know that exceptional children have the right to participate in extracurricular activities.

Media Notification
Our students, educational programs, school events, and community-oriented activities are sometimes made the subject of recording by videotape, audiotape, photography, and the like for use as instructional and informational tools. Since the schools are public buildings, students are frequently the subject of video and audio recording, interviewing, and/or photographing. In addition, our students' work is sometimes published in print and/or the electronic media. The district will allow students to be recorded, interviewed, and/or photographed and students' work to be published for legitimate public purposes.

Throughout the school year students may be recorded, interviewed, and/or photographed by representatives from newspapers, television stations, radio stations, and district communications office personnel or their designees and these items may be publicly displayed. Students' work and photographs may also be published in print media and/or electronically on places such as the district's World Wide Web site. We will permit this to occur unless we have received a written objection from a parent/guardian. Written objections must be filed at the beginning of each school year with Bonnie Berzonski, Coordinator of Communications, Fox Chapel Area School District, 611 Field Club Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15238. If a written objection has been filed in the past, a new letter of objection must still be filed each year. If parents/guardians do not file a written objection, their silence will serve as implied consent. Questions or concerns should be directed to Mrs. Berzonski at 412/967-2452.

Superintendent's Evaluation – 2015-2016 School Year

The superintendent's evaluation is based on the following objective performance standards:

1. Student Growth and Achievement

2. Organizational Leadership

3. District Operations and Financial Management

4. Communication and Community Relations

5. Human Resource Management

6. Professionalism

The Fox Chapel Area School Board evaluated the superintendent on July 1, 2016, and based on the above criteria for the 2015-2016 school year, found the superintendent's performance to meet the agreed upon objective performance standards.