The Pottsgrove School District is committed to providing a continuum of services that offers students with disabilities the opportunity to access the general curriculum in the district in the least restrictive environment. Services are designed in alignment with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA 2004) and state law (Chapter 14) to meet the needs of Pottsgrove School District students with disabilities. These services are provided at no cost to students who qualify.
The Special Education Department is committed to supporting the delivery of specially designed instructional strategies and related services as prescribed on an identified student's Individualized Education Program (IEP) with an emphasis on increasing opportunities for students with disabilities to learn and grow with non-disabled peers.
Special education is instruction which is individually prescribed to meet the unique learning strengths and needs of an individual school-aged student with disabilities from kindergarten through graduation from high school. The specially designed instruction and related services focus on academics as well as therapeutic needs to help a child overcome his or her difficulties in varied areas of development. These services may be offered in a variety of educational settings, but are required by the IDEA to be delivered in the least restrictive environment.
A student must be evaluated and identified as having a disability and in need of specially designed instructional strategies by a Multi-Disciplinary Evaluation (MDE) to be eligible for special education programs and related services. Related services may include: speech and language services, occupational therapy, physical therapy, hearing support, vision support, orientation and mobility, augmentative communication, behavioral support, and social emotional/counseling support.
The Pottsgrove School District provides students with disabilities a variety of types and levels of supports. Types of Support Programs include; Speech and Language Supports, Vision Support, Hearing Support, Learning Support, Emotional Support, Autistic Support, and Life Skills Support. Levels of support include Itinerant, Supplemental and Full-Time. IEP teams are committed to partnering with families to provide programs to eligible students to meet their needs in the least restrictive environment.
Read the District's Special Education Plan.