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22 Pa. Code § 339.21. Admissions.


§ 339.21. Admissions.

 An admissions policy developed by the local education agency regarding entrance to a vocational education program must state whether enrollment is unlimited or limited. If enrollment is limited, an admissions policy must include nondiscriminatory eligibility requirements for the purpose of predicting a student’s success in a given program. For a student with a disability, success shall be predicted by the student’s IEP team on the basis of the student’s ability to benefit from the program. When the number of students predicted to be successful in a given program is less than the number of openings available in that given program, the openings may be available to adults or students at another school district, which are predicted to be successful in that program. When the number of students predicted to be successful in a given program exceeds the number of openings available, an admissions policy must include a nondiscriminatory selection procedure, as required by current Federal and State statutes, regulations and guidelines.

   (1)  If a selection procedure is necessary to select and reject qualified applicants, as judged by established and publicized eligibility requirements, the procedure shall be nondiscriminatory under the Federal and State statutes and regulations and guidelines.

   (2)  If a school develops a recruitment program, announcements concerning vocational education must exemplify freedom from occupational stereotypes and to the extent possible the philosophy of equal access.

   (3)  Guidance personnel shall provide to students the information necessary to make informed decisions regarding the selection of appropriate vocational technical education programs and discuss the importance of high school academic achievement and postsecondary education and training to career success.

   (4)  Denial of admission may be appealed to the board or joint operating board of the school making the decision. If the board refuses admission, the student may appeal its decision to the State Board of Vocational Education.

   (5)  With regard to the placement of students with IEPs or service agreements in vocational programming, faculty from the vocational programs in which students are recommended for placement will participate as members of the IEP and service agreement teams.

   (6)  IEP and service agreement team meetings, when scheduled by the school district, must give timely notice to the vocational and technical education representative assigned and shall be attended by the vocational and technical education representative.

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