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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. 

Annual Notice of Special Education Service

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. Please refer to the Procedural Safeguards Notice which can be found at the PaTTAN website,
    • 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.

Change in Age of Eligibility for Free and Appropriate Public Education 


Effective no later than September 5, 2023, all students entitled to Free and Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) and all of the rights and procedural safeguards under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and Chapter 14 of Title 22 of the Pennsylvania Code may remain enrolled in public school until they turn 22 years of age. This includes students who turned 21 and exited during or after the 2022-2023 school term. 


Policy Revision 

PDE has revised its guidance pertaining to INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABLITIES EDUCATION ACT PART B POLICIES AND PROCEDURES UNDER 34 CFR §§ 300.101—300.176 as follows: 


The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania ensures that all children with disabilities ages 3 years through 21 years residing in Pennsylvania have the right to a FAPE, including children with disabilities who have been suspended or expelled from school. The commonwealth shall make FAPE available to a child with a disability eligible under IDEA until the student turns 22. Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, a child eligible under IDEA who attains the age of twenty-one (21) years may remain enrolled in their resident district free of charge until their 22nd birthday. 


PDE’s webpage contains the Amended Agreement Policy, a copy of the Notice Letter, and a copy of the Penn Link Communication.


Mrs. Elizabeth Mason
Director of Special Education
717-846-6789, ext. 1227

Mrs. Brittany Baker
Special Education Supervisor
717-846-6789, ext. 1228

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

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

Ms. Denise McCauley
Administrative Assistant
717-846-6789, ext. 1207