Gov. Wolf Signs New Law to Help Military Families (October 27, 2018)

Legislation signed earlier this week by Governor Wolf is designed to help military families. Act 119 of 2018, formerly House Bill 2052 , requires public schools to provide access to support services if a student’s parent/guardian, who is deployed for active duty, notifies the school of his/her deployment and requests additional supports or services for his/her child. Services include school guidance counselors; school psychologists; school social workers; home and school visitors; providing information regarding existing federal and state military support services; and any other service, agency, or resources necessary to assist the student and his/her parent/guardian. PDE and the PA Dept. of Military and Veterans Affairs are charged with  providing information regarding the requirements and materials for schools to use to inform parents/guardians who may be deployed.