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Legislation (format: Title P.S. Section, e.g. 24 P.S. § 13-1327.1 or Section 1327.1) Purdon's Statutes: Title 24 P.S. Education, Public School Code of 1949 (Table of Contents) Regulations (Pennsylvania Code)

(format: Title Number Pa. Code Section, e.g. 22 Pa. Code § 11.31 or § 11.31 or Sec. 11.31)

  1. Title 22 Education (Table of Contents for all chapters)
    1. Chapter 4 (4.1 – 4.83): Academic Standards and Assessment
    2. Chapter 11: Student Attendance
    3. Chapter 12: Students and Student Services
    4. Chapter 121: Student Financial Aid
  2. Title 23 Domestic Relations (Table of Contents for all chapters)
    1. 23 Pa. C.S. § 6344.4 Recertification
  3. Title 28 Health and Safety (Table of Contents for all chapters)
    1. Chapter 23 School Health (28 Pa. Code 23.1 – 23.45)

The State Board of Education obtains its authority to make regulation by Article XXVI-B The State Board of Education.

Public School Code of 1949 (State Law)

Article I. Preliminary Provisions.

  1. 24 P.S. § 1-102 Definitions [school year]
  2. 24 P.S. § 1-111 Criminal History of Employees and Prospective employees; Conviction of Certain Offenses

Article V. Duties and Powers of Boards of School Directors.

  1. 24 P.S. § 5-511 School athletics, publications, and organizations

Article XII. Certification of Teachers.

  1. 24 P.S. § 12-1205.1 Continuing Professional Development

Article XIII. Pupils and Attendance.

  1. 24 P.S. § 13-1302 Residence and right to free school privileges
  2. 24 P.S. § 13-1303 Immunization required; penalty
  3. 24 P.S. § 13-1304 Admission of Beginners
  4. 24 P.S. § 13-1326 Definitions
  5. 24 P.S. § 13-1327 Compulsory School Attendance
  6. 24 P.S. § 13-1327.1 Home Education Program
  7. 24 P.S. § 13-1330 Exceptions to compulsory attendance
  8. 24 P.S. § 13-1332 Reports of enrollments; attendance and withdraws; public and private schools
  9. 24 P.S. § 13-1333 Penalties for violation of compulsory attendance requirements
  10. 24 P.S. § 13-1351 Duty to make; penalty for interfering

Article XIV. School Health Services.

  1. 24 P.S. § 14-1401 Definitions
  2. 24 P.S. § 14-1402 Health services
  3. 24 P.S. § 14-1403 Dental examinations and dental hygiene services
  4. 24 P.S. § 14-1404 Place of examination, use of hospital facilities
  5. 24 P.S. § 14-1405 Assistance; presence of parents
  6. 24 P.S. § 14-1406 Recommendations
  7. 24 P.S. § 14-1407 Examinations by examiners of own choice 
  8. 24 P.S. § 14-1408 Reports
  9. 24 P.S. § 14-1409 Confidentiality, transference and removal of health records
  10. 24 P.S. § 14-1410 Employment of school health personnel
  11. 24 P.S. § 14-1411 Cooperation with political subdivisions
  12. 24 P.S. § 14-1412 Municipal civil service status protected
  13. 24 P.S. § 14-1413 Supplemental duties of school physicians
  14. 24 P.S. § 14-1414 Care and treatment of pupils
  15. 24 P.S. § 14-1414.1 Possession and use of asthma inhalers
  16. 24 P.S. § 14-1414.2 School access to emergency epinephrine
  17. 24 P.S. § 14-1415 Public assistance for medical, dental or surgical care
  18. 24 P.S. § 14-1416 Precautions against spread of tuberculosis
  19. 24 P.S. § 14-1417 Pupils relieved from compulsory attendance
  20. 24 P.S. § 14-1418 Medical examinations of teachers and other persons
  21. 24 P.S. § 14-1419 Objections to examination or treatment on religious grounds
  22. 24 P.S. § 14-1420 Examinations of school buildings and grounds
  23. 24 P.S. § 14-1421 Powers and duties of the Secretary of Health and of the Superintendent of Public Instruction; rules and regulations
  24. 24 P.S. § 14-1422 Advisory health councils
  25. 24 P.S. § 14-1422.1 Local wellness policy
  26. 24 P.S. § 14-1422.2 Interagency Coordinating Council for Child Health, Nutrition and Physical Education
  27. 24 P.S. § 14-1422.3 Duties of Department of Education
  28. 24 P.S. § 14-1423 Automatic external defibrillators
  29. 24 P.S. § 14-1424 Cardiopulmonary resuscitation

Article XV. Terms and Courses of Study.

  1. 24 P.S. § 15-1525 Agreements with institutions of higher education

Article XVI-B. Opportunities for Educational Excellence.

  1. 24 P.S. § 16-1601-B Scope of article
  2. 24 P.S. § 16-1602-B Definitions [concurrent enrollment/student]

Article XXI. School Districts of the First Class.

  1. 24 P.S. § 21-2103 Board of Public Education; additional duties

Article XXVI. The State Board of Education.

  1. 24 P.S. §§ 2601-B – 24 P.S. 2606-B

Title 22 Education (State Regulations)

Chapter 4. Academic Standards and Assessment

  1. 22 Pa. Code § 4.72 Credentials other than the high school diploma

Chapter 11. Student Attendance

  1. 22 Pa. Code § 11.4 Early withdrawal for postsecondary institution attendance
  2. 22 Pa. Code § 11.5 Part-time attendance for potential graduates
  3. 22 Pa. Code § 11.12 School age
  4. 22 Pa. Code § 11.13 Compulsory school age
  5. 22 Pa. Code § 11.31 Students not enrolled in public schools due to private tutoring
  6. 22 Pa. Code § 11.31a Students not enrolled in public schools due to participation in a home education program
  7. 22 Pa. Code § 11.33 Dual enrollment students enrolled part-time in the public schools
  8. 22 Pa. Code § 11.41 School district policies and rules

Chapter 121. Student Financial Aid

  1. 22 Pa. Code § 121.1 Definitions
  2. 22 Pa. Code § 121.21 Requirement for higher education grant applicants

Title 23 Domestic Relations

23Pa. § 6344.4 Recertification.

Title 28 Health and Safety

Chapter 23. School Health

  1. 28 Pa. Code § 23.1. Required health services
  2. 28 Pa. Code § 23.2. Medical examinations
  3. 28 Pa. Code § 23.3. Dental examinations
  4. 28 Pa. Code § 23.4. Vision screening tests
  5. 28 Pa. Code § 23.5. Hearing screening tests
  6. 28 Pa. Code § 23.6. Threshold hearing tests
  7. 28 Pa. Code § 23.7. Height and weight measurements
  8. 28 Pa. Code § 23.8. Maintenance of medical and dental records
  9. 28 Pa. Code § 23.9. Tuberculosis tests
  10. 28 Pa. Code § 23.10. Scoliosis screening
  11. 28 Pa. Code § 23.11. Special examinations