Laura Carr, Director of Human Resources, Title IX Coordinator

Laura joined the administrative team in May of 2019 after serving many years in the human resources department at Guthrie Hospital. Laura brings a wealth of knowledge to her new role at WASD and has already begun the process of streamlining the hiring process and record keeping requirements associated with her HR role. Additionally, Laura is responsible for the leadership of the Facilities Department. She is currently expanding her knowledge to ensure efficient management of district assets and resources. Laura is married to Chris and has a son named Rivers and a stepson named Kix.

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Employee Resources: Forms and Links

Employee Resources and Links

PAETEP (Teacher Observation & Evaluation System)


Employee Travel Resources

Expense and Mileage Reimbursement Form

Conference & Travel Request Form


Employee Payroll Resources

View my Pay Stubs and W-2: CSIU Link

W-4 Form: Change my W-4 withholding: Frontline electronic form

Direct Deposit: Change my direct deposit banking information: Fronline electronic form

AESOP: Frontline Absence Managment & Time Management


Tuition and Credit Reimbursement Requests

Use the link below to submit for preapproval and reimbursement upon course completion.

Tuition and Credit College Course Approval: Frontline electronic form.


Employee Professional Development Training and Assistance

Professional Staff: Act 48 Activity Approval: Frontline electronic form 

Act 48 Note: A new and separate form must be submitted for each individual activity, i.e. a full 7 hour in-service day with three different sessions requires 3 individual form submissions describing each activity separately.
WASD is only authorized to approve and submit activities directly sponsored or supported by the district.  Activities outside our district such as graduate courses will be submitted by your college/university, Professional Development activities occurring at the IU will be submitted by BLaST IU 17, etc.


Support Staff: Paraprofessional Continuing Professional Education: Frontline electronic form

Note: Paraprofessionals are required to obtain 20 hours each of professional education.  A new and separate form must be submitted for each individual activity, i.e. a full 7 hour in-service day with three different sessions requires 3 individual form submissions describing each activity separately.


Vector Training, K-12 Edition (Safe Schools Required Online Training)


Family Medical Leave Act

FMLA Request Form

FMLA Employee Rights


Workers Compensation

Process for Filing Workers Compensation

Provider Panel (Approved List of Providers)

Reportable Accident Form

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Employee Rights & Notifications

Employee Rights Under the Family and Medical Leave Act

Important Notice About Your Prescription Drug Coverage and Medicare

Fair Labor Standards Act

PA Minimum Wage

Rights and Duties Under the PA Workers’ Compensation Act

Equal Employment Opportunity 

Teacher Tenure:  PA School Code- Tenure

Tenure is a status for “professional employees” of public school entities in Pennsylvania that allows for greater protections from termination and layoffs. To gain tenure, an employee must serve three years in a school district or intermediate unit as a “temporary professional employee”, have a satisfactory rating during the last four months of the third year, and maintain appropriate certification.

When these requirements are met, the employee’s status is changed from “temporary professional employee” to “professional employee” and is entitled to a professional contract. 

Gaining Tenure In Pennsylvania:

  • Must have 3 years of continuous service
  • Satisfactory rating during the last four months prior to obtaining tenure
  • Time counted toward tenure MUST be at the same institution
  • Can be granted for part-time or full-time employees
  • Must be working during the entire duration of the three year probationary period to be granted tenure
  • Substitute teaching (in any capacity) does not count toward tenure
  • Tenure is granted automatically once requirements have been met but is officially acknowledged by the WASD School Board at the next regulary scheduled meeting




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Title IX Information

From the U.S. Dept. of Education:

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX) prohibits discrimination based on sex in education programs and activities that receive federal financial assistance. Title IX states “No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance[.]” All federal agencies that provide grants of financial assistance are required to enforce Title IX’s nondiscrimination mandate. The U.S. Department of Education (Department) gives grants of financial assistance to schools and colleges and to certain other entities, including vocational rehabilitation programs and libraries.


Title IX Required Training Powerpoint Reviewed- December 2022

Title IX Report Form

Note: Harassment complaints will be investigated under a “preponderance of the evidence” standard and the District will resolve investigations through written examinations, not a live hearing.

WASD Organizational Chart