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Special Education

The Central York School District has Special Education Services and Programs available to meet the needs of identified exceptional learners as determined by Individual Education Program (IEP) teams.

The following categories of services are available for eligible learners:

  • Learning Support
  • Life Skills Support
  • Emotional Support
  • Hearing Impaired Support
  • Visually Impaired Support
  • Speech and Language Support
  • Physical Support
  • Autistic Support
  • Multiple Disabilities Support

Parents, guardians, teachers, counselors, school psychologists, social workers, interventionists and/or others can be involved in helping to identify learners who may require Special Education Services.

  • Screening activities are conducted regularly throughout the school year by building-level intervention teams.
  • Written parental permission is required and full rights of due process are afforded to parents throughout the evaluation and identification process. Confidentiality of information is protected by local, state and federal policies and regulations.
  • A detailed explanation of parents' rights and procedural safeguards is available upon request from each school building or the Educational Service Center.
    • Learners who are not eligible to receive special education programs and services may qualify as protected learners who are handicapped and therefore be protected by other federal and state laws intended to prevent discrimination.
    • The school district must ensure that protected learners who are handicapped have equal opportunities to participate in the school program and extracurricular activities to the maximum extent appropriate for that learner.

CONTACT

Dr. Michelle Ludwig
Director of Special Education
717-846-6789, ext. 1227

Mrs. Jennifer Martin
Special Education Supervisor
717-846-6789, ext. 1225

Ms. Elizabeth Mason
Special Education Supervisor
717-846-6789, ext. 1201

Ms. Melissa Sebright
Special Education Supervisor
717-846-6789, ext. 1224
 

The Central York School District's Special Education Plan is an action plan that describes the local Board of School Director's commitment to ensure that a quality education will be provided to each of its students with a disability eligible for special education.

The Central York School District's Special Education Plan is an action plan that describes the local Board of School Director's commitment to ensure that a quality education will be provided to each of its students with a disability eligible for special education. The content of the special education plan describes the special education program and services that are provided within a school district and those special education programs and services which are accessed by the school district from outside the school district's geographical boundaries.

 
Each school district shall develop a special education plan aligned with the strategic plan of the school district under § 4.13 (relating to strategic plans). The special education plan shall be developed every 3 years consistent with the 3-year review cycle of the strategic plan of the school district. The Secretary will prescribe the format, content, and time for submission of the special education plan. (§14.104(a)). A special education plan reflects ongoing programs and services and incorporates anticipated changes in programming as a result of corrective action generated by the cyclical monitoring and improvement planning and other factors. An important component of the submission process is that each district must have its plan available for public review for 28 days prior to the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s July 31, 2022 deadline.
 
The 28-day public review and comment period begins on June 23, 2022. A draft of the plan has been posted online below. A paper copy is available at the Educational Service Center for public review during normal office hours. 

We encourage residents to submit any comments and questions via email by Friday, July 22, 2022, to communications@cysd.k12.pa.us.  A final version of the Special Education Plan will be submitted to the Board of School Directors for formal approval at the Central York School District’s School Board Meeting on Monday, July 18, 2022, at 6:30 PM.