The Department of Education, Bureau of Special Education has adopted a new policy which goes into effect September 5, 2023.
Please click on the links below for more information about this policy change.
- IDEA-B Policies and Procedure (Revised August 31, 2023) (PDF)
- PENN*LINK Message, August 30, 2023 (PDF)
- Letter to Families, English and Spanish (PDF)
If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to the Special Education Office.
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.
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