Special Education and Programs

Here at CPDLF, we care about each student and their individual needs. Mrs. Kim Salyards is our Special Education Director (among many other things), and is passionate about helping each student meet their full potential. Below you can find her contact information, useful information for parents, and information for our English Learners. 

Contact Information for CPDLF Special Education Director

Act 55 of 2022 - Student Enrollment

Act 55 of 2022 was signed into law on July 8, 2022 by Governor Tom Wolf. 
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 2022-23 school 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). 
If interested, this form must be submitted by August 1, 2022 to Mrs. Kim Salyards by mail or email. 

PaTTAN PA Parent Guide to Special Education

This guide for parents of children receiving special education in Pennsylvania outlines how a child's need for special education is determined, how a child's educational program is developed, the responsibilities and protections guaranteed to parents and children, and the resources available to parents of a child with disabilities. This parent guide has been updated to reflect the July 2008 Chapter 14 regulations. This content was taken from the PaTTAN website.

Educating English Learners

Contact Information for CPDLF Educating English Learners Coordinator

Information About Educating English Learners

There are more than 61,000 English Learners (ELs) speaking more than 200 different languages in Pennsylvania. The education of students whose dominant language is not English and who are ELs is the responsibility of every Local Education Agency (LEA). Title 22, Chapter 4, Section 4.26 of the Curriculum Regulations requires the LEA to provide a program for every student who is an English Learner (EL). The goal of language instruction educational programs (LIEPs) is to facilitate the development and attainment of English proficiency and academic achievement of students whose native or first language is not English. Without instruction in social and academic English and appropriate support for learning academic content, these students are at risk of losing the educational opportunities provided to non-EL students. 
Educating English Learners (ELS) outlines program regulations and guidance related to the education of ELs in Pennsylvania. This information is from the PDE Website