Legal Notices

AHERA/Asbestos Notice

In 1986, Congress passed the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) which requires schools to be inspected to identify any asbestos-containing building materials. Part of the legislation requires the North Pocono School District to publish a notification of the availability of an asbestos management plan. Click here for the complete notification.

Annual Public Notice to Parents/Guardians

According to state and federal education regulations, annual public notice to parents of children who reside within a school district is required regarding child find responsibilities. The district's annual public notice is available by clicking this link.

Homeless Education Policy (McKinney-Vento Act)

The McKinney-Vento Act is federal legislation that prescribes a process for addressing the needs of identified homeless students, aiming to ensure immediate enrollment and educational stability for them. Pennsylvania's Education for Children and Youth Experiencing Homelessness Program (ECYEH) was established in response to the federal legislation to ensure homeless youth have access to a free and appropriate education (FAPE) while removing barriers that homeless children face. To learn more about the education of homeless youth in the North Pocono School District, please click here.

Statement of Non-Discrimination (Activities, Educational/Vocation Programs, Recruitment/Employment)

The North Pocono School District is an equal opportunity institution and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, genetic information, age, creed, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, or non-relevant handicap/disability/differently-abled status in activities, educational/vocational programs, or recruitment/employment practices. The district has established personnel to promptly respond to concerns and reports of discrimination, sexual harassment, and sexual assault. All investigations into reports of discrimination, sexual harassment, and sexual assault will be impartial, free of bias and conflicts, and will not prejudge the facts for either side. The district strives to maintain an environment where all students, staff, and the greater community feel safe.

Inquiries concerning the application of Title VII, Title IX, Section 504, the ADA, and the implementing regulations may be referred to:

Dr. Donna Carey
Director of Pupil Services/Title IX Coordinator
North Pocono School District 
701 Church Street
Moscow, PA  18444
(570) 842-3957

Statement of Non-Discrimination (USDA-Sponsored Programs/Food Service)

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at:, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA (please note that this link takes you to a site outside of the North Pocono website; the North Pocono School District is not responsible for the content of this site). The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted 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
    (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442
  3. Email

The North Pocono School District is an equal opportunity provider.

ATTENTION: If you speak Spanish, language assistance services, free of charge, are available to you. Contact your child’s school.
ATENCIÓN: Si habla español, tiene a su disposición servicios gratuitos de asistencia lingüística. Comuníquese con la escuela de su niño.

Printable Procedure for Filing a Complaint

If you believe your rights have been violated, you may review the procedure for filing a complaint with the USDA. Linked for your convenience is the official USDA guidance for filing a complaint, form AD-475A.

Printable Complaint Form

Should you wish to file a complaint with the USDA, the complaint form is linked for your convenience, form AD-3027.