Special Education

Last Updated: 1/10/2020 6:56 PM

Welcome to the Philipsburg-Osceola Special Education Department

      

      The Special Education Department provides programs and services in accordance with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and PA Chapter 14 Special Education Program for students with disabilities.Special education services are provided according to the primary educational needs of the child, not the category of disability. Related services are designed to enable the child to participate in or access their program of special education. 

 

PUBLIC POSTING STATEMENT ON PASA PARTICIPATION:

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) requires Pennsylvania to ensure that the total number of students assessed in each subject using the PASA does not exceed one percent of the total number of all students in the state assessed on the statewide assessments. Each local educational agency (LEA) must complete and submit the PASA 1.0 Percent Participation Threshold Justification to BSE if it anticipates that more than 1.0 % of its students enrolled in grades 3-8 and 11 will be assessed using the PASA. A list of LEAs who anticipate exceeding the threshold will be made publicly available on the PDE website, in accordance with 34 CFR 200.6 (c)(3) regulations.  LEAs must also make the document publicly available upon request, removing any personally identifiable information. The Philipsburg-Osceola Area School District anticipates exceeding the 1.0 percent threshold for PASA participation for the 2019-20 testing cycle.  The necessary justification information has been submitted to the Bureau of Special Education.  Questions on the Philipsburg-Osceola Area School District participation rates should be directed to Casey Marsh, Director of Special Education.

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