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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.



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

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

Mrs. Julee Kessler
Special Education Supervisor
717-846-6789, ext. 1225

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

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