The Spring Cove School District is an equal opportunity education institution and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or religion in its activities, programs, or employment practices as required by Title VI, Title IX, Section 504, and Americans With Disabilities Act. For information regarding civil rights or grievance procedures and services, or activities and facilities that are accessible to and usable by disabled persons, contact Ryan Kirsch, Compliance Officer, Spring Cove School District, 1100 E. Main Street, Roaring Spring, PA. 16673.
PDE's Sexual Misconduct/Abuse Disclosure Release APPLICANT MUST COMPLETE THIS FORM FOR THE CURRENT EMPLOYER AND MUST ALSO COMPLETE ONE FORM FOR EACH OF THE APPLICANT''S FORMER EMPLOYERS THAT WERE SCHOOL ENTITIES OR WHERE THE APPLICANT WAS EMPLOYED IN A POSITION HAVING DIRECT CONTACT WITH CHILDREN! (THEREFORE, THE APPLICANT MAY HAVE TO COMPLETE MORE THAN ONE FORM. )
Act 153 of 2014 was recently adopted by the PA legislature and signed by the governor. This act updates current laws and regulations in effect regarding certifications for persons working in school districts or who have direct contact with children. UPDATE: Governor Wolf enacted HB 1276 (Act 15 of 2015) into law on July 2, 2015, clarifying changes to state child abuse laws which were enacted in 2014. Act 15 of 2015 clarifies requirements for volunteers to have criminal background checks and child abuse certifications.
Permits individuals (with the exception of volunteers receiving free certifications) to use certifications to apply for employment or as a volunteer and to serve as an employee or a volunteer.
Requires employees to obtain new certifications every 60 months (instead of every 36 months); employees who do not have certification or whose certifications are older than 60 months must obtain new certifications by December 31, 2015.
Beginning August 25, 2015, volunteers must obtain renewed certifications every 60 months; if the current certifications are more than 60 months old, the volunteer has one year to obtain renewed certifications and if the volunteer never had certifications, the individual must obtain certifications by July 1, 2016.
These certifications must be renewed every five years from their issue date. Moving forward, it will ultimately be the responsibility of the employee to ensure that his/her certifications are kept up-to-date. This is a new condition of employment and, as such, becomes the responsibility of the employee.
Attention All SCSD Employees and Independent Contractors and their employees
Act 24 of 2011 contains a number of significant changes to the PA Public School Code designed to enhance the safety of school children.
The law includes an important mechanism to help ensure current school employees, who may not have been subject to a previous background check, are now required to provide assurances they have not been previously arrested or convicted of Section 111(e) offense. Accordingly, under Act 24, all current school employees are required to complete and return to a designated School Administrator (Superintendent or his/her designee) a form developed by PDE to report prior arrests or convictions for any offense listed in Section 111(e). This form (PDE-6004) is available from the following link:
A hard copy of this form will also be available for you at your work location and the District Administration Building.
ALL SCSD Employees and Independent Contractors and their employees are required to do the following:
Complete and sign form PDE-6004
Return the form to the Business Office, 1100 E. Main Street, Roaring Spring, PA 16673
If an employee refuses to submit the form, Act 24 allows for a school administrator to require that the employee submit to a current background check under Section 111(e).
In addition, school employees and independent contractors and their employees will be required to report to the School Administrator within seventy-two (72) hours any arrest or conviction of an offense listed in Section 111(e) that occurs after September 28, 2011. The PDE form should be used to report these arrests or convictions to the School Administrator. Failure to make timely notification of any arrest or conviction of an offense listed in Section 111(e) that occurs after September 28, 2011, is subject to disciplinary action up to and including termination.