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Special Education

Overview

It is the policy of Roberto Clemente Charter School that all students with disabilities, regardless of the severity of their disability, who are in need of special education and related services, are identified, located, and evaluated. This responsibility is required by a Federal law called the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004, 20 U.S.C. 1200 et. seq. ("IDEIA 2004"). Chapter 711 of Title 22 of the Pennsylvania Code. This law requires the publication of a notice to parents to inform parents of children applying to or already enrolled in Roberto Clemente of (1) available special education services and programs, (2) how to request those services and programs, and of (3) systematic screening activities that lead to the identification, location and evaluation of children with disabilities enrolled in Roberto Clemente Charter School. The purpose of this Notice is to comply with the school's obligations under Chapter 711 of Title 22 of the Pennsylvania Code.This Notice is made available both in the school's Parent-Student Handbook and on the school's website.

Roberto Clemente Charter School uses a public outreach awareness system to locate and identify students thought to be eligible for special education within the LEA's jurisdiction. We used formal presentation during enrollment sessions, formal presentation during back to school night parent information sessions; Roberto Clemente Charter School Student/Parent Handbook. Roberto Clemente Charter School conducts awareness activities to inform parents of children applying to or enrolled in the charter school of its special education services and programs and how to request services and programs during orientation day and family interviews.