Mr. James Orwig, Director of Human Resources, 610.359.4380
Ms. Danielle Thompson, Confidential Secretary for Human Resources, 610.359.4380
Mrs. Debbie White, Benefits Specialist, 610.359.4267
The Marple Newtown School District is an equal opportunity education institution and will not discriminate in its educational programs, activities, or employment practices on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, ancestry, disability or other legally protected classification. This policy is in accordance with state and federal laws, including Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1973; Section 405 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; the Age Discrimination Act of 1975; and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.
The Marple Newtown School District has added online staff training and compliance through our SafeSchools Training portal for all employees. The district has access to a comprehensive library of over 200 expert authored, 100% school-focused courses, to provide essential safety training to all of its employees online, at any time (24/7). Mandatory and voluntary courses range from emergency management, environmental, health, security, and more. Click the SafeSchools Training icon to access.
As a part of our ongoing effort to go paperless, we are accepting employment applications for most positions electronically. This easy to use, secure online application assures that your application has been received by the district for review and consideration for employment. In addition, you may visit the site 24/7 to update and review your information and application status.
Please note: All candidates will be required to provide Act 34 PA State Police Criminal Background Checks, Act 151 Childline Clearance (Child Abuse), Act 114 FBI Criminal Clearance (Fingerprinting) and a PA School Personnel Health Record. Drug and Alcohol testing may be required.
Links for Required Background Clearances:
***NOTE***When accessing Cogent ID for FBI fingerprinting, please register through the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) option; fingerprinting records from any other state department will not be accepted.
***When sending Childline Clearance application, be sure to pay by money order. The Department of Public Welfare will not accept cash or personal checks.
Click Here To View Available Positions and to Apply: Marple Newtown School District Online Application
No Child Left Behind Act of 2001
The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 requires that teachers and paraprofessionals are "highly qualified." by the end of the 2005-2006 school year, all teachers teaching core academic subjects (mathematics, reading or language arts, English, science, foreign language, civics and government, economics, art, history and georgraphy) and teachers hired after January 8, 2002 to teach in a Title I funded program, must be "highly qualified." This means the teacher has obtained full state certification.
Individuals with an elementary certification who teach core academic subjects in seventh and eighth grades must obtain an additional certification in the core area they teach to be considered "highly qualified."
Effective January 8, 2002, newly hired "highly qualified" paraprofessionals will need a high school diploma, and have completed two years of college or an associate degree or pass a state or local academic assessment. Paraprofessionals hired prior to January 8, 2002 must have met this requirement by January 8, 2006. Additionally, these requirements apply only to paraprofessionals who provide instructional support in Title I targeted assistance programs funded with Title I funds and all paraprofessionals providing services in a school wide Title I program. In the Marple Newtown School District, the only paraprofessionals affected are Title I Assistants.
More information about Paraprofessionals can be found on the Paraprofessionals page.
Parent Rights, NCLB
On January 8, 2002, President Bush signed into law the "No Child Left Behind Act" (NCLB). NCLB is designed to improve student achievement by increasing federal involvement in public education both at the state and local level. The Marple Newtown School District receives Title I funding and is covered under NCLB. Under NCLB, parents have a right to know the professional qualifications of their children's teacher(s), specifically, you have the right to ask for the following information about your child's classroom teachers or paraprofessionals:
- Whether the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania has certified or qualified the teacher for the grades and subjects he or she teaches.
- Whether the teacher is teaching under an emergency permit or other provisional status.
- The teacher’s college major, whether the teacher has any advanced degrees and, if so, the subject of the degrees.
- Whether any Title I Assistants or similar Title I supported paraprofessionals provides services to your child and, if they do, their
qualifications. This requirement does not apply to paraprofessionals who do not work in Title I schools or those who work in targeted
assistance schools but are not paid from Title I funds.
If you would like to receive specific information about your child's teacher or paraprofessional, please send a written request to the Human Resources office. If you have any questions contact Human Resources at 610-359-4380. Our district is fully committed to the success of your child. We appreciate your partnership in our efforts.
The Pennsylvania Department of Education requires that all persons teaching or performing other certain educational duties to hold a valid certificate in their legal name from the Pennsylvania Department of Education. If you hold an Instructional I certificate, it expires after six years of use from its date of issue. If it is not converted to an Instructional II certificate, it will lapse. You cannot be employed in a Pennsylvania public school with a lapsed certificate.
For more information, visit the PDE website at www.pde.state.pa.us or contact Human Resources. More detailed information about Teacher Certification can be found on the Teacher Certification page.
Special Education Assistants Requirements
Tuition Reimbursement - Detailed info to follow shortly
ESPA TR Form