Smethport Area School District Information
The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) offers free, nutritious meals to children 18 years and younger during the summer when school is not in session. SFSP is a federal child nutrition program. There are approximately 2500 locations throughout Pennsylvania that serve breakfast, lunch and/or snacks. Many of the locations provide activities as well.
How to find a SFSP location near you:
- Call: 211 or 1-866-3HUNGRY or 1-877-8HAMBRE
- Text: "FOOD" or "COMIDA" to 877877
- Download: RangeApp.org mobile app
- Visit: fns.usda.gov/summerfoodrocks
The School District is made aware from time to time of individuals on the Megan's Law website that move into the District. If you would like to view that website, click here for more information.
CIVIL RIGHTS STATMENT:
The Smethport Area School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The U.S. Department of Agriculture prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal and, where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or if all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. If an allegation is made verbally or in person, the person receiving the allegation must transcribe the complaint. The SFA will accept all complaints. The SFA will forward the complaint to the USDA Office of Civil Rights. The SFA will not attempt to resolve the complaint themselves. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:
Mr. David E. London
Smethport Area School District
414 South Mechanic Street
Smethport, PA 16749
Act 24 of 2011 amends Section 111 of the School Code, which provides for background checks for employees of public and private schools, intermediate units, and area vocational-technical schools. The changes to Section 111 became effective September 28, 2011.
Act 24 adds several new crimes to the list of offenses in Section 111(e), which disqualify individuals from school employment. Because of the expanded list of prohibited criminal offenses, Act 24 requires all current school employees to complete a Pennsylvania Department of Education ("PDE") form to report prior arrests or convictions for any offense listed in newly expanded Section 111(e). PDE developed Form PDE-6004 for reporting purposes and a copy of the form list is available below.
Act 24 requires a signed and completed Form PDE-6004 be turned in no later than December 27, 2011. If an employee refuses to submit a properly completed Form PDE-6004 by that deadline, Act 24 requires the employee must submit to a current background check under Section111.
Act 24 also now requires that school employees report to the district within 72 hours of any arrest or conviction for any criminal offense listed in Section 111(e) that occurs after September 28, 2011. The Form PDE-6004 should be used to make reports of any arrests or convictions in the future.
- Form PDE-6004
- must be completed if background check was prior to September 28, 2011 or if a new arrest or conviction has occurred after that date. The Form PDE-6004 must be reported to the district within 72 of any arrest or conviction for any criminal offense listed in Section 111(e).