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Research Requests

Approval to Conduct Research within Lower Merion School District

Board Policy 244  and   Administrative Regulation 244  outline the District’s guidelines and procedures for approving requests to conduct research with students, personnel, and/or existing data. These policies apply to outside researchers as well as District employees who wish to conduct research activities associated with graduate coursework, degree programs, or ongoing professional development.

Those interested in conducting research in    Lower Merion School District must review Policy 244 and  AR  244 to determine if their research focus and design may qualify for approval. Requests for approval to conduct research should be prepared using the forms below and submitted as a single PDF file to Denise LaPera, Executive Assistant to the Superintendent, at and to Dr. Kristina Ayers Paul, Chair of the Research Review Panel, at

Forms for Researchers