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 LaPeraD@lmsd.org and to Dr. Kristina Ayers Paul, Chair of the Research Review Panel, at PaulK@lmsd.org.
Forms for Researchers