Special Education

Serious Commitment to Student Success

Welcome to the Riverview Special Education Department
Our mission is to provide the necessary supports to maximize the academic, social and emotional growth for each and every student. Riverview School District is committed to providing the necessary services so that all students become successful, lifelong learners.

Riverview School District provides support for students with a broad range of educational needs. The majority of students are educated in the general education classroom with accommodations and modifications. Other students may need more extensive support offered through the Riverview School District’s special education programs and services. The Riverview School District is dedicated to providing a continuum of quality special education services to all exceptional students within the Riverview School District.

Special education consists of services and programs designed to meet the educational needs of students who meet state and federal eligibility criteria. To qualify for special education services, students must demonstrate the presence of a disability and also demonstrate the need for specially designed instruction. Regardless of the student’s disability, students are included in general education to the fullest extent appropriate.

Special Education begins with a request for an evaluation. The requests can be made by the parent(s) or school district personnel. In order to proceed with an evaluation of a student the School District must have written consent. After the evaluation is concluded a team of individuals will meet to review an Evaluation Report and work together to develop an Individualized Educational Program (IEP). The IEP is the framework for the delivery of instruction and services to the student.
 
Riverview School District Administrative Offices
701 Tenth Street,Oakmont, PA 15139,
Phone: 412.828.1800 Fax: 412.828.9346

Dr. Christina Monroe, Director of Special Education
 
Mrs. Judene Sykes, Special Education Secretary
 jsykes@rsd.k12.pa.us
 
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. see attached file
 
Special Education Plan
The revised Chapter 4 specifics planning requirements for school entities. Every three (3) years a school entity must develop and submit for approval a special education plan. The special education plan must be made available for public inspection and comment for 28 days and then it can be approved by the school entity’s governing board and then submitted to PDE.see attached file


 
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