Central Dauphin School District provides a variety of programs to students who meet the criteria to be identified as eligible and then in the need of special education and related services. Eligibility is determined through an evaluation conducted by a Multidisciplinary Evaluation Team. This team prepares an Evaluation Report (ER) which is based on a student's strengths and needs as shown by educational performance levels, rate of acquisition and retention, interpretation of assessment results, classroom observations, and information from parents and teachers.
If the Multidisciplinary Evaluation Team recommends the student is eligible and the Individual Education Program (IEP) team determines the need of specially designed instruction, an IEP is written. The IEP is a written plan that describes the student's present levels of functioning, goals, and objectives, specially designed instruction and resources necessary for the student to experience success within the education environment. If a student is not eligible for an IEP, the team must still make recommendations.
Educational programs (itinerant, supplemental, resource room, part-time or full-time) are available in the district for students found to be exceptional according to Pennsylvania State Department of Education Guidelines.
Please refer to page 39 of the Central Dauphin School District 2015-2016 Calendar/Handbook for more detailed information on Special Education Services.