The School District of Jenkintown is located in suburban Montgomery County, three miles north of Philadelphia. The population of the .58 square mile community is approximately 4,500.
Our district houses two schools, Jenkintown Elementary School and Jenkintown MIddle/High School with an enrollment of over 690 students in grades K-12.
The School District of Jenkintown strives to provide all children with an education appropriate to their needs, interests, and abilities. Characteristics of the Jenkintown program are close relationships between students and staff, and many opportunities for student participation.
In an effort to educate the whole person, the curricular and co-curricular activities focus on computation and communication skills, the use of modern technology, democratic values, and the foundations to create not only independent and critical thinkers, but also cooperative members of a team; and the formation of responsible citizenship in a changing society.
Essential to the achievement of these goals are structures to ensure a highly competent administration, a well trained and caring faculty and staff, and responsible school board members. Of equal importance are the students, their supportive parents, and an informed community.
It is our endeavor to create an educational climate in which students experience both success and challenge. We hope to instill the realization that learning is integral to growth and extend beyond the scope of the school district’s program.
The School District of Jenkintown is committed to assuring equal opportunity in educational programs and in employment practices regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin or handicap, in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
Annual Notification of AHERA Management Plan Availability
Dear Parents, Teachers, Employee Organizations, Building Occupants and Legal Guardians of Children:
In accordance with the AHERA Regulation (40 CFR 763.93 (g) (4) concerning Notification of Plan Availability, please be advised that the AHERA Management Plan is located in the District Administration Building at 325 Highland Avenue in Jenkintown, Pennsylvania. Please contact the Principal of Jenkintown Elementary and High School if you would like to make an appointment to review the Management Plan.
The Management Plan is a site-specific guidance document that Mr. Michael Panepresso of Criterion Laboratories, Inc. (Criterion), the Jenkintown School District’s Designated Person, must follow in managing the asbestos-containing building materials (ACBM) present in the schools.
ACBM at the middle/high school consists of non-friable (cannot be crumbled, pulverized or reduced to powder by simple hand pressure; accordingly, non-friable materials are less likely to release fibers that can become airborne and create a health hazard) floor coverings and transite wall panels. Friable materials (i.e. silver/white light fixture paper and light wire insulation) can be found in areas of limited access such as the Library Storage Room and the Auditorium Stage/Catwalk.
All known identified ACBM have been removed from the elementary school. It is possible that additional ACBM (i.e. pipe insulation) may be found behind hard walls and above hard ceilings pursuant to renovations/demolition.
The Management Plan is updated to keep it current with the on-going operations and maintenance, periodic surveillance, resinspection and response action activities. Criterion, an EPA-accredited and Pennsylvania-licensed asbestos consulting firm, has completed our last eight (8) AHERA 3-Year Reinspections. If you should have any questions regarding Criterion’s Reinspection reports or the Management Plan, please feel free to contact Mr. Michael Panepresso of Criterion at (215) 244-1300, extension 1026.
Notice of Non-Discrimination
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992.
Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:
(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or
(3) email: [email protected].
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.”