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NEPOTISM POLICY 1145
West Allegheny Board of School Directors recognizes that it represents
all the citizens of the school district and has been entrusted by the
public with the educational development of its children. The Board, as a
body and as individuals, understands that school directors and district
administrators are not to use their positions to benefit either
themselves or any other individual or agency apart from the total
interest of the school district. To promote the best interest of the
entire district, it is necessary to avoid partiality and preferential
hiring, promotion or compensation. The Board also recognizes that
employees of the District coming under the supervision of, reporting to,
or engaging in duties under the authority of a relative, may give rise
to a perception of a conflict of public and personal interest. Because
of this concern, the Board deems it appropriate to adopt a policy
governing the employment duties of such persons.
To this end, the Board adopts the following policy regarding hiring of relatives:
relative shall be defined as parent, spouse, brother, sister, son,
daughter, grandchild, grandparent, aunt, uncle, nephew, niece, first
cousin, father-in-law, mother-in-law, sister-in-law, brother-in-law,
son-in-law, daughter-in-law, stepfather, stepmother, stepdaughter,
stepson, or anyone under the legal guardianship of an administrator or
school director, or the spouse of an administrator or school director.
administration shall not recommend and the Board of Directors shall not
hire any person who is a relative of an administrator, a school
director or the spouse of an administrator or school director of the
West Allegheny School District.
inquiry of relationship will be included with each application of
employment. If a person is hired contrary to this policy, and the
relationship becomes known, the person shall be dismissed from his/her
from these provisions are those who hold a yearly renewable position
and acquired that position before the appointment or election of the
related administrator or board member.
A relative may serve as an unpaid volunteer for the school district.
No two (2) employees from any one (1) family may be employed at the same school. For the purposes of this policy, from one (1) family is
interpreted to mean employees living in the same household and/or
siblings, children, spouse, parents, or in-laws of the employee.
portion of this policy shall be construed to violate and laws of the
Commonwealth or Federal government or the collective bargaining
agreements, between the West Allegheny School Board and the district
This policy shall take effect immediately and shall not be applied retroactively to any present employee.
The District is committed to hiring highly qualified candidates and welcomes applicants from less-representated populatons.
NONDISCRIMINATION POLICY 1143
It is the policy of the District not to discriminate on the basis of
race, sex, religion, color, national origin, age or handicap in its
educational programs, services, facilities, activities or employment
policies as required by Title IX of the 1972 Educational Amendments,
Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, Section
504 Regulations of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age
Discrimination Act of 1975, Section 204 Regulations of the 1984 Carl D.
Perkins Act or any applicable Federal statute. For information regarding
this policy, contact Compliance Officer, Director of Pupil Personnel
Services, West Allegheny School District, P. O. Box 55, 207 West
Allegheny Road, Imperial, PA 15126, 724/695-3422, or the Director of the
Office of Civil Rights, Department of Health, Education and Welfare,
Washington, DC 20201.
AFFIRMATIVE ACTION 1144
The school district shall not discriminate in the operations/functions
of the district on the basis of sex, color, national origin, religion,
marital status, or handicap.
Further details for conduct and implementation of this policy are set forth in the following policies:
1143 - Nondiscrimination Policy
2220 - Recruitment and Selection
2310 - Awards and Scholarships
2700 - Sexual Harassment
3030 - Equal Employment Opportunities
5450 - Complaints/Challenges to Library and Instructional Materials
6210 - Provisions for Exceptional Students
7001 - Policy Statement for Free and Reduced Price Meals
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
Public Law 95-256, April 6, 1978
Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Section 504