Special Education Services

Office Location: District Office

Hours: 7:30 AM – 4:00 PM

Phone: 570-368-3502

Parent Meeting – Local Task Force 17 Resources for Parents of

Students with Special Needs

As part of Local Task Force 17, please join us for a Parent meeting as we discuss various resources outside the School District walls that are available for Students with Special Needs. We will also discuss what the Local Task Force is and detail various Agencies that can support Students once they become eligible for Transition Services at age 14.

Tuesday, February 4th 6:00 pm

Montoursville Area High School Presented by: Jeffrey D. Pelly, M.Ed

Transition Consultant • BLaST IU17  for more information please contact Michele  Williamson, 570-368-3501 or mwilliamson@iu17.org

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) requires Pennsylvania to ensure that the total number of students assessed in each subject using the PASA does not exceed one percent of the total number of all students in the state assessed on the statewide assessments. Each local educational agency (LEA) must complete and submit the PASA 1.0 Percent Participation Threshold Justification to BSE if it anticipates that more than 1.0 % of its students enrolled in grades 3-8 and 11 will be assessed using the PASA. A list of LEAs who anticipate exceeding the threshold will be made publicly available on the PDE website, in accordance with 34 CFR 200.6 (c)(3) regulations.  LEAs must also make the document publicly available upon request, removing any personally identifiable information. The Montoursville Area School District anticipates exceeding the 1.0 percent threshold for PASA participation for the 2019-20 testing cycle.  The necessary justification information has been submitted to the Bureau of Special Education.  Questions on the Montoursville Area School District participation rates should be directed to Michele Williamson-Special Education director. 


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