Exceptional Children

  • Annual Notices

    Annual public notice of special education services and programs, services for gifted students, and services for protected handicapped students

    State and federal special education regulations require each school district to provide notice to the community by publishing an annual public notice to parents, in newspapers or by other media, regarding the school district's identification and screening activities, the location and time of the activities, and also any evaluation activity which takes place in the Conestoga Valley School District. The district is required to provide a free appropriate public education (FAPE) to children with disabilities who are determined, through the evaluation process, to need special education and related services under IDEA and 22 Pa. School Code §14. A school age child with a disability, who is determined to be in need of special education and related services, is identified as a child with a disability eligible for special education in need of specially designed instruction. The following are disability categories under IDEA:

    Emotional Disturbance
    Hearing Impairment
    Deafness/ Hard of Hearing
    Intellectual Disability
    Multiple Disabilities
    Orthopedic Impairment
    Other Health Impairment
    Speech and Language Impairment
    Specific Learning Disability
    Traumatic Brain Injury
    Visual Impairment Including Blindness