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116.  TUTORING

1.        Purpose

The Board recognizes that some students may require special help beyond the regular classroom program.

2.        Guidelines

        Title 22

        Sec. 4.12, 4.52

Wherever possible within the working day, each teaching staff member shall assist assigned students in the remediation of individual learning difficulties.

In cases where extra help is desirable and the parents/guardians request such assistance, the building principal or designee may recommend that the parents/ guardians secure tutorial services for the student from a list of available tutors maintained by the school.

Excusal From School

        Title 22

        Sec. 11.22

Upon the written request of the parent/guardian, a student may be excused during school hours for tutoring in a field not offered in the district curriculum if such excusal does not interfere with the student's regular program of studies.

      Title 22

      Sec. 11.22

The tutor's qualifications must be approved by the Superintendent.

      Title 22

      Sec. 11.22

The district may establish reasonable conditions for excusal of a student for such tutoring.

District Requirements

  1. The tutorial instruction shall be in addition to the minimum class schedule requirement of the school and not a substitute for it.

  1. No transcript credit will be granted for the program but acknowledgement of participation may be entered on the transcript.

  1. Eligibility of a program shall be based upon the broad educational needs of the student, the quality of the program and the unavailability of services during other than normal school hours.

Private Tutoring

        SC 1327

        Title 22

        Sec. 11.31

      SC 1327

      SC 111, 1327

      23 Pa. C.S.A.

      Sec. 6344

      Title 22

      Sec. 11.31

The instructional program for students not enrolled in public schools due to private tutoring by a properly qualified private tutor shall comply with state law and regulations.

A properly qualified private tutor shall mean a person who is certified by the Commonwealth to teach in Pennsylvania public schools; who is teaching one (1) or more children who are members of a single family; who provides the majority of instruction to such child or children; and who is receiving a fee or other consideration for instructional services.

Each private tutor shall file with the Superintendent a copy of his/her Pennsylvania certification, state and federal criminal history information and child abuse history clearance.  No person who would be disqualified from school employment by the provisions of 24 P.S. § 1-111€ may be a private tutor.

Annually, the parent/guardian shall provide written assurance to the Superintendent that all instructional requirements are being met.

      Title 22

      Sec. 11.31

When the Superintendent receives a complaint that a student is not being provided the required instruction or that a student is not making satisfactory progress, the Superintendent may request evidence of the student's academic progress and documentation that instruction is being provided for the required number of days and hours.

      Title 22

      Sec. 11.31

Evidence of satisfactory progress may include samples of student work, assessments, progress reports, report cards and evaluations. Documentation of instructional time may include logs maintained by the tutor or parent/guardian, attendance records, or other records indicating the dates and time instruction was provided.

References:

School Code – 24 P.S. Sec. 111, 1205.1, 1327, 1332, 1333

State Board of Education Regulations – 22 PA Code Sec. 4.12, 4.52, 11.22, 11.31,

   11.33

Child Protective Services Law – 23 Pa. C.S.A. Sec. 6301 et seq.

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