Health and Safety Plan

At the South Side School District Board of Directors meeting held July 14, 2021, the state-approved 2021-2022 Health and Safety Plan was adopted.  The Health and Safety Infographic (CLICK HERE TO REVIEW) outlines the key area within the 2021-2022 Health and Safety Plan. As you review the documents, please send any questions to [email protected].


CLICK HERE TO REVIEW  the 21-22 PA Dept. of Education ARP ESSER Health and Safety Plan.

Address: 4949 State Route 151 Hookstown, PA 15050 | Phone: 724.573.9581 | Fax: 724.573.0414
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South Side Elementary provides a well-balanced educational program where we strive to give all students the opportunity to learn, develop, and grow in a safe and positive learning environment. We are committed to fostering an environment that inspires students to realize their fullest potential.
Federal Programs Coordinator:
Andrea Welch - [email protected]
Title 1 Teachers: 

Margaret Cox

Sarah Elliott


What is Title I?

Title I is the largest federal assistance program for our nation’s schools.  The goal is to provide a high quality education for every child.  The program provides extra help to students who need it the most.  Districts receive Title I funds from the Federal Government through the Pennsylvania Department of Education and distribute the funds to schools based on the census poverty level within the District.  However, the census poverty level is only used to distribute funds.  Students are selected to receive Title I services based on their academic need in our targeted program.

How Will Students Benefit from the Title I Support?

Students benefit from remediation in various ways:

  • The program is success orientated and geared to individual student need.
  • Students gain confidence as their frustrational level decreases.
  • Small group work allows for additional educational opportunities as well as an increase in teacher/student interaction.
  • Individual attention increases students’ focus and motivation.
  • The program objectives correlates with classroom objectives as well as Core Standards.

Please stop and check out our “Parent Resource Center” in the elementary office for information regarding Federal Programs as well as useful parent information.  

Title II, Part A is a federally funded supplemental program that provides assistance to improve the skills of teachers and the quality of instruction in core academic subjects. Title II, Part A combines the Eisenhower and Class-Size Reduction programs into one program that focuses on preparing, training, and recruiting and hiring highly qualified teachers.
The South Side School District uses the majority of Title II, A monies to employ a Class-Size Reduction Instructor (CSRI) to support increased student achievement by reducing numbers of students per classroom in the primary levels.
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, as amended, is a comprehensive federal  law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in any federally funded education program or activity.  In addition to traditional educational institutions such as colleges, universities, and elementary and secondary schools, Title IX also applies to any education or training program operated by a recipient of federal financial assistance. Many of these education program providers/recipients became subject to Title IX; regulations when the Title IX final Common Rule was published on August 30, 2000. All federal agencies that provide funding for any education or training programs have new responsibilities in ensuring that their recipients comply with the nondiscrimination mandate of Title IX and its procedural requirements by establishing a method for receiving and resolving sex-based discrimination complaints. (65 Fed. Reg. 52857).

All educational institutions receiving Federal financial assistance must designate at least one employee to coordinate their efforts to comply with and carry out their responsibilities under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, which prohibits sex discrimination in education programs and activities. 65 Fed Reg. 52867at § .135(a)

These designated employees are generally referred to as Title IX coordinators. A school’s Title IX coordinator or coordinators are expected to play a critical role in helping a school ensure that every person affected by its operations—including faculty, staff, and students—are aware of their legal rights under Title IX, and that the school and all of its employees, through its policies, procedures, and practices, complies with its legal obligations under Title IX.

The Title IX coordinator has a responsibility to coordinate the schools’ efforts to comply with its obligations under Title IX and the Title IX regulations.  These responsibilities include coordinating any investigations of complaints received pursuant to Title IX and the implementing regulations.

Inquiries regarding Title IX and the Title IX regulations can be referred to the Title IX designated Title IX coordinator, Lauren Morgan, via email at [email protected] or via phone at (724) 573-9581 extension 3109.    

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Address: 4949 State Route 151 Hookstown, PA 15050
Phone: 724.573.9581
| Fax: 724.573.0414
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