Special education is planned instruction specifically designed to address the educational and related developmental needs of children with disabilities for school age children in grades K-12.
The Conestoga Valley School District’s Special Education department has Services and Programs available to meet the needs of exceptional students as determined by Individual Education Program (IEP) teams. The Special Education Department provides programs and services in accordance with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and PA Chapter 14 Special Education Services Programs. Services are provided according to the educational needs of the child, not the category of disability. Related services are designed to enable the child to participate in or access his or her program of special education. Examples of related services are speech and language therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy, nursing services, vision services and deaf and hard of hearing services. The District’s goal is to educate each student in the least restrictive environment with the supports and services necessary to ensure the success of the student.
Sarah Schaefer, Assistant to the Superintendent - Pupil Services
Phone: (717) 397-2421 ext. 0019
Will Danz, Transition Coordinator
Phone: (717) 397-5231 ext. 1840
Laurie Groff, Administrative Assistant for Pupil Services
Phone: (717) 397-2421 ext. 0017
Jason Harris, Secondary Consultant
Phone: (717) 397-5231 ext. 1847
Cara Forrest, Administrative Assistant for Special Education
Phone: (717) 397-2421 ext. 0016
Tera Koehler, Elementary Consultant
Phone: (717) 397-5246 ext. 4803 (Fritz)
717-656-2068 ext. 5005 (Leola)