Special Education

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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
     [email protected]
 
Annual Public Notice of Special Education Services and Programs, Services for Gifted Students and Services for Protected Handicapped Students

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 Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) is responsible for ensuring that all special education programs in schools are appropriate, compliant, and effective. To do this, school districts must submit a Special Education Plan every 3 years to PDE as required under 22 PA Code 14.104.


Below is the proposed 2024-2027 Special Education Plan for Riverview School District.  This plan will be presented to the Board at the May 6th board meeting and voted on at the June 10th voting meeting.  It will be available for public viewing until that time.  If you have any questions regarding this proposed plan, please email Dr. Christina Monroe at [email protected] 


 
ACT 55 of 2022
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 for parents/guardians and students to notify school entities of their plan for the student to attend the school entity  for the 2022-23 school year. School entities are encouraged to post the Act 55 Student Enrollment Notification Form on the school entity’s publicly accessible website along with instructions and an email address for parents/guardians and students to submit the form to the school entity.

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 the school entity in which the student will attend in the 2022-23 school year - they may not be submitted to PDE.

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