PDE Bureau of Special Education Seeking Public Input Regarding Monitoring System (May 6, 2019)

PDE’s Bureau of Special Education (BSE) is working with a committee of stakeholders to update the monitoring system used to evaluate school districts and charter schools. The committee includes parents/guardians, advocates, LEA representatives, peer monitors, and others. This update is necessary to affirm that the monitoring system aligns with the requirements of Chapters 14 and 711, and for BSE to continue to fulfill the general supervision monitoring requirements of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. BSE welcomes recommendations from the public about the monitoring system. To view updates, BSE is offering an online webcast that can be viewed on the Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network website at www.pattan.net. The webcast will be made available beginning on May 6, 2019, through June 6, 2019. Registration is available now. You will be required to provide your first and last name, position/role, LEA or agency represented (if appropriate). The draft monitoring document also will be available for review online. During this period, the documents can be accessed at www.pattan.net. Recommendations by interested parties may be emailed to RA-DMS@pa.gov or submitted by fax to 717.783.6139, attention Jill Deitrich, BSE. Persons providing comments through email or fax must also provide their first and last name, email, position/role, and LEA or agency represented (if appropriate). All e-mail and/or fax comments must be received by June 6, 2019.