PDE Announces Compliance Monitoring Training for Peer Monitors (March 28, 2024)

On March 26, 2024, BSE Director Carole L. Clancy sent a PennLink message to all LEAS titled Compliance Monitoring Training for Peer Monitors. The message states that the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) has the responsibility to ensure that all school districts and charter schools administer special education programs and services that comply with state and federal laws and regulations. To fulfill this responsibility, the Bureau of Special Education (BSE) trains individuals to serve as peer monitors on special education monitoring teams. The training will review the updated monitoring procedures that peer monitors will utilize to assist in the monitoring. This includes file reviews, interviews, online data entry and logistical processes.

All interested individuals, including currently contracted peer monitors, must complete this mandated training in person to continue to serve as peer monitors for the 2024-25 school year through the 2028-29 school year. The following individuals may serve as peer monitors: current peer monitors, retired special education personnel, advocates, family members, special education administrators.

Registration is available on the Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network’s (PaTTAN) website at https://www.pattan.net/events/.

This required in-person training will be offered:
Monday, May 13, 2024, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM              Allegheny IU 3
Tuesday, May 14, 2024, 9:00 AM – Noon                  PaTTAN West
Wednesday, May 15, 2024, 9:00 AM – Noon             Riverview IU 6
Friday, May 17, 2024, 9:00 AM – Noon                     PaTTAN Central
Monday, May 20, 2024, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM             PaTTAN East
Tuesday, May 21, 2024, 9:00 AM – Noon                  Luzerne IU 18
Tuesday, June 4, 2024, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM              School District of Philadelphia

Please contact Charmaine Lee at [email protected] for questions.