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22 Pa. Code § 14.144. Facilities

§ 14.144. Facilities

 The comparability and availability of facilities for students with a disability shall be consistent with the approved intermediate unit or school district plan, which shall provide, by description of policies and procedures, the following:

   (1)  Students with disabilities will be provided appropriate classroom space.

   (2)  Moving of a class shall occur only when the result will be:

     (i)   To bring the location for delivery of special education services and programs closer to the students’ homes.

     (ii)   To improve the delivery of special education services and programs without reducing the degree to which the students with disabilities are educated with students without disabilities.

     (iii)   To respond to an emergency which threatens the students’ health or safety.

     (iv)   To accommodate ongoing building renovations, provided that the movement of students with disabilities due to renovations will be proportional to the number of students without disabilities being moved.

     (v)   That the location of classes shall be maintained within a school building for at least 3 school years.

   (3)  Each special education class is:

     (i)   Maintained as close as appropriate to the ebb and flow of usual school activities.

     (ii)   Located where noise will not interfere with instruction.

     (iii)   Located only in space that is designed for purposes of instruction.

     (iv)   Readily accessible.

     (v)   Composed of at least 28 square feet per student.


   The provisions of this §  14.144 adopted June 8, 2001, effective June 9, 2001, 31 Pa.B. 3021.

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