The Penn Hills School District strives to deliver a full continuum of services and programs to students. The District's goal is to provide a free, appropriate, public education (FAPE) to exceptional students consistent with the Individuals with Disabilites Education Act (IDEA if 2004 (p.L. 108-446) and Reauthorization 2006. The District works to collaborate with parents, teachers, students, therapists, administrators and other support personnel to ensure the student is provided with the appropriate programs and services. Levels of intervention, goals, accommodations, modifications and specially designed instruction are based on student need and are determined by the IEP team. The Penn Hills School District believes that students should be provided with comprehensive supports and services in the least restrictive environment. Therefore, teachers deliver these services in typical settings with non-disabled peers to the greatest extent possible.
Identification procedures ensure that eligible sudents receive an appropriate program consisting of individualized special education and related services. At no cost to parents, these services are provided in compliance with local, state and federal laws and planned to ensure meaningful educational benefit and student progress.