The Jefferson-Morgan School District is committed to helping students with special needs achieve their educational potential. The district strives to provide services specifically tailored to the assessed needs of a student and attempts to deliver those services in the regular education environment as much as possible. Students will learn the general education curriculum with appropriate adaptations, modifications, supports and services in a nurturing, safe and accepting school community that recognizes and celebrates a broad range of talents, abilities and achievements.
Our team goals include:
- To provide appropriate services to meet the individual learning needs, academically, socially and emotionally, of students.
- To create programs that are integrally involved with and delivered through general education programs.
- To comply with state and federal laws governing special education programming.
- To plan and facilitate the professional development for district staff on compliance, state initiatives and instructional practices.
- To provide resources and support to parents.
Act 55 of 2022 Student Enrollment Notification Form for the 2022-23 School Year
On July 8, 2022, Governor Tom Wolf signed Act 55 of 2022 into law.
This Act permits the following for the 2022-23 school year:
•A student with a disability who was enrolled during the 2021-22 school year and turned age 21 (either during the 2021-22 school year or between the end of the 2021-22 and the beginning of the 2022-23school year) may attend a school entity during the 2022-23 school year and receive services as outlined in their most recent Individualized Education Program (IEP) with all the protections under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).
To qualify for an additional year, a student had to be enrolled in one of the following school entities in Pennsylvania during the 2021-22 school year: a school district, intermediate unit, area career and technical school, charter school, cyber charter school, regional charter school, approved private school, or chartered school for the education of the deaf and blind.
Parents/guardians and students interested in the above option for the 2022-23 school year must submit this Act 55 of 2022 Student Enrollment Notification Form to the school entity that the student will attend in the 2022-23 school year on or before August 1, 2022. Do not submit the form to the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE).
•Complete the Act 55 of 2022 Enrollment Notification Form for the 2022-23 school year (Document Below)
•Contact the school entity that the student will attend during the 2022-23 school year for an email address([email protected]) to submit the form.
•Submit the completed form to the child’s school entity on or before August 1, 2022.
Both the parent/guardian and the student must complete this form if a student with a disability was enrolled during the 2021-22 school year, turned 21 during the time periods listed above, and intends to return to school for the 2022-23 school year.