• Act 55 of 2022 Student Enrollment Notification Form for the 2022-23 School Year

    On July 8, 2022, Governor Tom Wolf signed Act 55 of 2022 into law.

    This Act permits the following for the 2022-23 school year:

    • A student with a disability who was enrolled during the 2021-22 school year and turned age 21 (either during the 2021-22 school year or between the end of the 2021-22 and the beginning of the 2022-23 school year) may attend a school entity during the 2022-23 school year and receive services as outlined in their most recent Individualized Education Program (IEP) with all the protections under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).

    To qualify for an additional year, a student had to be enrolled in one of the following school entities in Pennsylvania during the 2021-22 school year: a school district, intermediate unit, area career and technical school, charter school, cyber charter school, regional charter school, approved private school, or chartered school for the education of the deaf and blind.

    Parents/guardians and students interested in the above option for the 2022-23 school year must submit this Act 55 of 2022 Student Enrollment Notification Form to the school entity that the student will attend in the 2022-23 school year on or before August 1, 2022. Do not submit the form to the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE).

    Annual Public Notice of Special Education Services and Programs, Services for Gifted Students, and Services for Protected Handicapped Students

    Notice to Parents

    According to state and federal special education regulations, annual public notice to parents of children who reside within a school district is required regarding child find responsibilities. School districts (SDs), intermediate units (IUs) and charter schools (CSs) are required to conduct child find activities for children who may be eligible for services via Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. For additional information related to Section 504/Chapter 15 services, the parent may refer to Section 504, Chapter 15, and the Basic Education Circular entitled Implementation of Chapter 15. Also, school districts are required to conduct child find activities for children who may be eligible for gifted services via 22 Pa Code Chapter 16. For additional information regarding gifted services, the parent may refer to 22 PA Code Chapter 16. If a student is both gifted and eligible for Special Education, the procedures in IDEA and Chapter 14 shall take precedence.

    This notice shall inform parents throughout the school district, intermediate unit, and charter school of the child identification activities and of the procedures followed to ensure confidentiality of information pertaining to students with disabilities or eligible young children. In addition to this public notice, each school district, intermediate unit, and charter school shall publish written information in the handbook and on the web site. Children ages three through twenty one can be eligible for special education programs and services. If parents believe that the child may be eligible for special education, the parent should contact the appropriate staff member identified at the end of this public notice.

    Children age three through the age of admission to first grade are also eligible if they have developmental delays and, as a result, need Special Education and related services. Developmental delay is defined as a child who is less than the age of beginners and at least 3 years of age and is considered to have a developmental delay when one of the following exists: (i) The child’s score, on a developmental assessment device, on an assessment instrument which yields a score in months, indicates that the child is delayed by 25% of the child’s chronological age in one or more developmental areas. (ii) The child is delayed in one or more of the developmental areas, as documented by test performance of 1.5 standard deviations below the mean on standardized tests. Developmental areas include cognitive, communicative, physical, social/emotional and self-help. For additional information you may contact Early Childhood Services at the Bucks County Intermediate Unit, 1-800-770-4822, ext. 1716.

    Evaluation Process

    Each school district, intermediate unit, and charter school has a procedure in place by which parents can request an evaluation. For information about procedures applicable to your child, contact the school, which your child attends. Telephone numbers and addresses can be found at the end of this notice. Parents of preschool age children, age three through five, may request an evaluation in writing by addressing a letter to Early Childhood Services, Bucks County Intermediate Unit, 705 N. Shady Retreat Road, Doylestown, PA 18901.


    School entities cannot proceed with an evaluation, or with the initial provision of special education and related services, without the written consent of the parents. For additional information related to consent, please refer the Procedural Safeguards Notice which can be found at the PaTTAN website. Once written parental consent is obtained, the district will proceed with the evaluation process. If the parent disagrees with the evaluation, the parent can request an independent education evaluation at public expense.

    Program Development

    Once the evaluation process is completed, a team of qualified professional and parents determine whether the child is eligible. If the child is eligible, the individualized education program team meets, develops the program, and determines the educational placement. Once the IEP team develops the program and determines the educational placement, school district staff, intermediate unit staff, or charter school staff will issue a notice of recommended educational placement/prior written notice. Your written consent is required before initial services can be provided. The parent has the right to revoke consent after initial placement.

    Confidentiality of Information

    The SDs, IUs and CSs maintain records concerning all children enrolled in the school, including students with disabilities. All records are maintained in the strictest confidentiality. Your consent, or consent of an eligible child who has reached the age of majority under State law, must be obtained before personally identifiable information is released, except as permitted under the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). The age of majority in Pennsylvania is 21. Each participating agency must protect the confidentiality of personally identifiable information at collection, storage, disclosure, and destruction stages. One official at each participating agency must assume responsibility for ensuring the confidentiality of any personally identifiable information. Each participating agency must maintain, for public inspection, a current listing of the names and positions of those employees within the agency who have access to personally identifiable information.

    For additional information related to student records, the parent can refer to the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

    This notice is only a summary of the Special Education services, evaluation and screening activities, and rights and protections pertaining to children with disabilities, children thought to be disabled, and their parents. For more information or to request evaluation or screening of a public or private school child contact the responsible school entity listed below. For preschool age children, information, screenings and evaluations requested, may be obtained by contacting the Intermediate Unit. The addresses of these schools are as follows:

    Contact Information


    Bucks County Intermediate Unit #22
    Early Intervention Services
    705 North Shady Retreat Road
    Doylestown, PA 18901-2501
    (215) 348-2940 or 1-800-770-4822


    Bensalem Township School District
    Dorothy D. Call Administrative Center
    3000 Donallen Drive
    Bensalem, PA 19020
    (215) 750-2800

    Bristol Borough School District
    450 Beaver Street
    Bristol, PA 19007
    (215) 781-1000

    Bristol Township School District
    6401 Mill Creek Road
    Levittown, PA 19057-4014
    (215) 943-3200

    Centennial School District
    433 Centennial Road
    Warminster, PA 18974
    (215) 441-6000

    Central Bucks School District
    20 Welden Drive
    Doylestown, PA 18901
    (267) 893-2000

    Council Rock School District
    30 N. Chancellor Street
    Newtown, PA 18940
    (215) 944-1000

    Morrisville School District
    West Palmer Street
    Morrisville, PA 19067-2195
    (215) 736-2681


    Neshaminy School District
    Office of Pupil Services
    2001 Old Lincoln Highway
    Langhorne, PA 19047
    (215) 809-6588

    New Hope-Solebury School District
    180 W. Bridge Street
    New Hope, PA 18938
    (215) 862-2552

    Palisades School District
    39 Thomas Free Drive
    Kintnersville, PA 18930

    Pennridge School District
    1200 N. Fifth Street
    Perkasie, PA 18944-2295
    (215) 257-5011

    Pennsbury School District
    134 Yardley Avenue
    Fallsington, PA 19058-0338
    (215) 428-4100

    Quakertown Community School District
    District Services Center
    100 Commerce Drive
    Quakertown, PA 18951-1588
    (215) 529-2000


    Bucks County Montessori School
    219 Tyburn Road
    Fairless Hills, PA 19030
    (215) 547-5230

    School Lane Charter School
    2400 Bristol Pike
    Bensalem, PA 19020
    (215) 245-6055

    Center for Student Learning
    345 Lakeside Drive
    Levittown, PA 19054
    (215) 269-7390

    The school entity or charter school will not discriminate in employment, educational programs, or activities based on race, color, national origin, age, sex, handicap, creed, marital status or because a person is a disabled veteran or a veteran of the Vietnam era. No preschool, elementary or secondary school pupil enrolled in a school district, Intermediate Unit, or charter school program shall be denied equal opportunity to participate in age and program appropriate instruction or activities due to race, color, handicap, creed, national origin, marital status or financial hardship.

  • Special Education Plan

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  • Procedural Safeguards Notice

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