Wissahickon School District is a home for the best and brightest individuals who are dedicated to student success.
Wissahickon School District is a thriving suburban school district in Pennsylvania with more than 800 employees. Our professional staff is comprised of 388 full and part time certificated teachers, 254 of whom have Master’s degrees and 8 who hold Doctoral degrees.
One of the reasons why Wissahickon is a leader in education is because we value the importance of people. We believe in attracting and investing in the best and brightest people, who show energy, compassion and dedication to improving the lives of our students by facilitating their academic achievement and individual well being. We stress professionalism and teamwork in everything we do in order to exceed community expectations and deliver an outstanding educational program.
In return, Wissahickon is committed to supporting its employees by providing a supportive and professionally rewarding environment. In our seven schools, we have a mix of long-term employees, who have invested 15+ years to the District, and many new employees. Our new hires are quickly welcomed into the school community, finding rewarding professional and personal relationships. We provide competitive wages, excellent benefits, a supportive team environment and training programs that are second to none.
The Wissahickon School District is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity for all persons regardless of race, sex, color, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, or Vietnam-era veteran status in employment, educational programs, and activities.
The Wissahickon School District is pleased to inform you of the District's affiliation with the Delaware Valley Minority Student Achievement Consortium [DVMSAC] through the University of Pennsylvania. We invite you to visit the DVMSAC website at www.gse.upenn.edu/dvmsac. The District is committed to the goals of this organization, and to employing personnel who will actively support initiatives associated with these goals.
Act 24 of 2011 (Act 24): Attention All Wissahickon Employees
Act 24 of 2011 (Act 24) contains a number of significant changes to the Pennsylvania Public School Code that are designed to enhance the safety of school children. Among these changes, Act 24 amends Section 111
of the School Code
background checks for employees of public and private schools, intermediate units, area vocation-technical schools, independent contractors who have direct contact with children and student-teacher candidates.
The new law includes an important mechanism to help ensure that current school employees, who may not have been subject to a previous background check, are now required to provide assurances that they have not been previously arrested or convicted of Section 111(e) offense (see attached list). Accordingly, under Act 24, all current school employees are required to complete return to the Personnel office form (PDE-6004) which was developed by PDE to report prior arrests or convictions for any offense listed in Section 111(e). All current employees of the Wissahickon School District must complete PDE-6004 and return it to the Personnel Office no later than December 27th, 2011. This form will be sent to you at your work location and will also be available at the District Administration Building. DO NOT RETURN THIS FORM TO PDE. This form (PDE-6004) is now available on this page http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/background_checks(act_114)/7493. If an employee refuses to submit the completed PDE-6004, Act 24 requires that the employee submit to a current background check under Section 111. In addition, school employees are now required to report to the Director of Personnel 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 any arrest or conviction to the Director of Personnel.
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at (215) 619-8000 ext. 3021 or firstname.lastname@example.org or view the PDE website under “Background Checks (Act 114 and Act 24)”.
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Phone Number: (215) 619-8000 ext.3021
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