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22 Pa. Code § 711.21. Child find.


§ 711.21. Child find.

 (a)  To enable the Commonwealth to meet its obligations under 34 CFR 300.111 (relating to child find), each charter school and cyber charter school shall establish written policies and procedures to ensure that all children with disabilities who are enrolled in the charter school or cyber charter school, and who are in need of special education and related services, are identified, located and evaluated.

 (b)  Each charter school’s or cyber charter school’s written policy must include:

   (1)  Public awareness activities sufficient to inform parents of children applying to or enrolled in the charter school or cyber charter school of available special education services and programs and how to request those services and programs. Written information shall be published in the charter school or cyber charter school handbook and web site.

   (2)  Systematic screening activities that lead to the identification, location and evaluation of children with disabilities enrolled in the charter school or cyber charter school.


   The provisions of this §  711.21 amended under sections 1732-A(c)(2) and 1749-A(b)(8) of the Charter School Law (24 P.S. 17-1732-A(c)(2) and 17-1749-A(b)(8).


   The provisions of this §  711.21 amended June 27, 2008, effective July 1, 2008, 38 Pa.B. 3593. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (279624).

Notes of Decisions

   While a charter school has an obligation to a special education student who is enrolled in the charter school, as well as child find obligations, under this section chartering school districts may not require compliance with 22 Pa. Code Chapter 14 as charter schools are exempt from that chapter. Richard Allen Preparatory Charter Sch. v. Sch. Dist. of Philadelphia, 123 A.3d 1101 (Pa. Cmwlth. 2015).

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