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Director of Special Education
(570) 893-4900 ext. 2116
Supervisor of Special Education
(570) 893-4900 ext. 2344
(570) 893-4900 ext. 2330
(570) 893-4900 ext. 2331
Fax: (570) 748-3597
ACT 55 Information
On July 8, Governor Tom Wolf signed Act 55 of 2022 (Act 55) into law.
Act 55 permits a student with a disability who was enrolled during the 2021-22 school year and turned age 21 during the 2021-22 school year, or between the end of the 2021-22 and the beginning of the 2022-23 school year, to attend a school entity during the 2022-23 school year and receive services as outlined on their most recent Individualized Education Program (IEP) with all the protections under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).
As required by Act 55, the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) developed and posted online a standard form
Parents/guardians and students who wish to take advantage of Act 55 must complete, sign, and submit the Act 55 of 2022 Student Enrollment Notification Form to the student’s school entity on or before August 1, 2022.
For a student with a disability who turned 21 during the time periods listed above, both the parent/guardian and the student must complete the form. Forms are to be submitted to:
Keystone Central School District makes every effort to accommodate students, parents, and guests as they participate in school-related activities. To that end, we ask that participants in school activities contact the school sponsoring an event to make specific arrangements, when needed. If you require interpreting services for any school event, please contact the school as early as possible in order to secure an interpreter. If the school cannot be reached, please contact the Special Education district office. School listings:
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 grade 11 will be assessed using the PASA. A list of LEA's who anticipate exceeding the threshold will be made publicly available on the PDE website in accordance with 34 CFR 200.6 (c)(3) regulations. LEA's must also make the document publicly available upon request, removing any personally identifiable information.
The Keystone Central 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 Keystone Central School District participation rates should be directed to Lisa Harvey, Supervisor of Special Education.