Special Education

Director of Pupil Services: Carole Clancy - (717) 786-5613

Program Description

The Solanco School District offers a full range of services, programs and alternative placements for placement and implementation of the special education program. The school district has adopted a child find system to locate, identify and evaluate young children and children who are thought to be a child with a disability eligible for special education residing within the school district’s jurisdiction. Child find data is collected, maintained, and used in decision-making. Child find processes and procedures are evaluated for its effectiveness and the Solanco School District implements mechanisms to disseminate child find information to the Community on an annual basis.

A child eligible to receive special education services is a student who has been evaluated by the school district’s multidisciplinary team and has been determined to have one or more of the following disabilities, and who by reason thereof needs specially designed instruction and related services.

  • Autism
  • Deaf-Blindness
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Hearing Impairment Including Deafness
  • Mental Retardation
  • Multiple Disabilities
  • Visual Impairment Including Blindness
  • Orthopedic Impairment
  • Other Health Impairment
  • Specific Learning Disability
  • Speech/Language Impairment
  • Traumatic Brain Injury

Policies and procedures that assure that students with disabilities are included in the general education programs and extracurricular and non-academic programs and activities to the maximum extent appropriate in accordance with an Individualized Education Program are implemented. Additionally, the Solanco school district follows the state and federal guidelines for participation of students with disabilities in state and district-wide assessments including the determination of participation, the need for accommodations, and the methods of assessing students for whom regular assessment is not appropriate. Should you have any questions with regards to the programming of your student, please contact the pupil services office at 786-5613.

Important Links:

Annual Public Notice of Special Services and Programs 2018-2019

Solanco Special Education Plan – March 2018

Procedural Safeguards

Understanding Parents’ Rights