Any questions regarding this information or other options which may be available should be directed to:
guide lists and explains the Special Education Services and Programs
available in the District. The Learning Support, Emotional Support and
Gifted are operated by the School District. Other special education
services and programs are provided in conjunction with the Lincoln
Intermediate Unit #12.
- Instructional Support:
Every effort will be made to adapt a regular education program to your
child's needs before he is evaluated for special education services.
Classroom adjustments may include curricular adaptations, modifications
in assignments, changes in instructional approaches, and/or changes in
instructional or behavioral management approaches.
- Due Process:
The Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution ensures
everyone "due process" and "equal protection" of the law. Due process is
a series of steps to guarantee each pupil a free, appropriate public
education. At each step in determining your child's need for specially
designed instruction, parents are involved in the decision-making
process. An explanation of your due process rights is available upon
request in our schools.
- Confidentiality: The District ensures the confidentiality of student records in the following ways:
- Limited access to authorized school personnel for the purpose of aiding the student.
- Obtaining parental approval for release of information to all other sources.
- Autistic Support/PDD: Services and programs for exceptional pupils with a diagnosis of autism or pervasive developmental disorder (PDD).
- Emotional Support:
Services and programs for pupils with inappropriate behavior and
inability to develop interpersonal relationships that adversely affect
educational performance over a long period of time.
- Hearing Impaired Support: Services and programs for pupils with hearing loss, ranging from mild to severe, interfering with communication.
- Learning Support: Services and programs for exceptional pupils whose primary identified need is academic support.
- Life Skills Support: Services and programs for exceptional pupils where instruction is focused primarily on functional academics and daily living.
- Multiple Disabilities Support: Services and programs for exceptional pupils who are identified as having a combination of physical and mental disabilities.
- Physical / Occupational Therapy: Services and programs for exceptional pupils with orthopedic and/or fine motor skill difficulties.
- Speech and Language Support: Services and programs for exceptional pupils whose language, voice, fluency or articulation impairments, affect communication.
- Visually Impaired Support: Services and programs for exceptional pupils with loss of vision, affecting educational performance.
- Gifted Support: Services and programs for gifted identified students who need curriculum enrichment and/or advancement.
The Special Education Consult Line
How To Access Special Education Services And Programs
guardians, teachers, counselors or others identify students who may
have special needs. Forms requesting screenings can be obtained at the
school anytime. Assessment data will then be collected and reviewed with
the parent and building-level instructional support team (IST).
Classroom interventions begin. Recommendations will be made for either
continued classroom interventions or formal evaluations. Written
parental permission is required for a formal evaluation. At any time
during the process a parent has the right to request an evaluation
through the school district. A multidisciplinary team (MDT) which
includes the parents collects and analyzes data from the evaluation. A
Comprehensive Evaluation report is developed by a certified school
psychologist who determines the nature and degree of the impairment. An
individual education program (IEP) team reviews the recommendations from
the MDT and determines if the student needs specially-designed
instruction. If the student is eligible for services, the team develops
an IEP. IEP's are reviewed and updated annually.
Reevaluations are conducted biannually.
ANNUAL PUBLIC NOTICE
To Parents Of Children Who Reside In
Waynesboro Area School District
compliance with state and federal law, the Waynesboro Area School
District 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 applicable procedures. Individual
services and programs are available for children who are determined to
need specially designed instruction due to the following conditions:
1. Autism / pervasive development disorder
2. Visual impairment, including blindness
3. Hearing impairment, including deafness
4. Emotional disturbance
5. Specific learning disability
6. Speech and language impairment
7. Deaf / Blindness
8. Other health impairment
9. Orthopedic Impairment
10. Traumatic Brain Injury
11. Mental retardation
12. Multiple Disabilities
you believe that your school-age child may be in need of special
education services and related programs, screening and evaluation
processes designed to assess the needs of the child and his/her
eligibility are available to you at no cost, upon written request. You
may request screening and evaluation at any time, whether or not your
child is enrolled in the District’s public school program. Requests for
screening and evaluation are to be made in writing to your child’s
building principal. The Lincoln Intermediate Unit #12 also provides
early intervention services for eligible preschool children, ages three
to five, with developmental delays. For more information on Early
Intervention Services , contact Mrs. Cheryl Gazan, (717) 624-6463.
accordance with federal and state law, information obtained regarding a
specific child is maintained in a confidential manner. The district
ensures the confidentiality of student records in the following ways:
• Limited access to authorized school personnel for the purpose of aiding the student.Due Process Rights
• Obtaining parental approval for release of information to all other sources.
process is a series of steps to guarantee each pupil a free,
appropriate public education. At each step in determining a child’s need
for specially designed instruction, parents are involved in the
decision-making process. An explanation for due process rights is
available upon request in our schools.
information regarding special education and services in the Waynesboro
Area School District, contact Sherri Sullivan, Director of Special
Education, at (717) 762-1191, extension 1126.
ConsultLine is a
toll-free parent helpline for special education questions and concerns.
Advisors will answer questions and provide information about the special
education process and the laws governing such programs for parents of
children with disabilities and educational agencies that serve them.
1-800-222-3353, or http://odr.pattan.net
Public Notice for Chapter 15
compliance with state and federal regulation at C.F.R. Part 104, the
Waynesboro Area School District will provide to each protected
handicapped student without discrimination or cost to the student or
family, those related aids, services or accommodations which are needed
to provide equal opportunity to participate in and obtain the benefits
of the school program and extracurricular activities to the maximum
extent appropriate to the student’s abilities. The identification,
evaluation and education of students who are qualified disabled persons
within the meaning of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 will
be provided in accordance to the regulations. In order to qualify as a
protected handicapped student, the child must be school age with a
physical or mental disability which substantially limits or prohibits
participation in, or access to , any aspect of the school program. These
services and protections for “protected handicapped students” ( Section
504 of the Rehabilitation Act 1973) cover students who are disabled but
do not need special education services.
information regarding chapter 15 service contracts (Section 504 of the
Rehabilitation Act 1973) in the Waynesboro Area School District, contact
Sherri Sullivan, Section 504 Coordinator, at (717) 762-1191, extension