Special Education

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The Pennsylvania Department of Education has modified special education eligibility. 

For additional information, please contact Mrs. Susan M. Lipsey, Director of Special Education at 570-372-2215 or email at slipsey@seal-pa.org


Special Education Plan


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Department Overview

The Special Education Department provides services to students within and outside our district. Some of these services are English Language Learners, Instructional Support, Emotional Support, Academic Support. We come alongside each student that is diagnosed with an Individual Education Plan and work with each student to meet his/her needs.

Notice to Parents of Children who Reside in Selinsgrove Area School District

In compliance with state and federal law, notice is hereby given by the Selinsgrove Area School District that it conducts ongoing identification activities as part of its school program for the purpose of identifying students who may be in need of special education and related services (eligible students). If your child is identified by the District as possibly in need of such services, you will be notified of procedures, individualized services, and programs for children who are determined to need specially designed instruction due to the following conditions:

Visual Impairment including Blindness
Hearing Impairment
Intellectual Disability
Multiple Disabilities
Orthopedic Impairment
Other Health Impairments
Physical Disabilities
Emotional Disturbances
Specific Learning Disabilities
Speech and Language Impairment
Traumatic Brain Injury

If you believe that your school-age child may be in need of special education services, a written request should be sent to the Director of Special Education, Mrs. Susan M. Lipsey. You may request screening and/or evaluation at any time, without cost even if your child is not enrolled in the district public school.

In compliance with state and federal law, the Selinsgrove Area School District will provide to each handicapped student those related aids, services or accommodations which are needed to provide equal opportunity to participate in and obtain the benefits of the public school program.

Privacy Rights of Parents and Students

All information gathered about your child by the public schools is subject to the confidentiality provisions contained in federal and state laws. The District has policies and procedures in effect governing the collection, maintenance, destruction and disclosure of third-party information.
Selinsgrove Area School District protects the confidentiality of students records. Educational records and personally identifiable information cannot be released without written parental consent or, if the student is over the age of 18, the consent of the student.


Helpful Links

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