IDEA and FAPE information update

On August 30, 2023, the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) communicated an important policy change that will provide continued educational services to students receiving a special education.

Under the new policy, students who are eligible under the federal IDEA may access a Free and Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) up until their 22nd birthday. Information about this new policy can be found by clicking the PDE website links below:

IDEA B Policies and Procedure (Revised August 31, 2023)

Age of Eligibility FAQs

PENN*LINK Message, August 30, 2023

Letter to Families, English and Spanish

If you have questions about how this change to PDE policy may impact your child, please contact Dan Fie, Coordinator of Student Services & Special Education at 814-258-5649 x5 or

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