This notice describes your rights and the procedures that safeguard your rights as found in Chapter 16 of the State Board of Education's Regulations (22 Pa Code). These regulations require school districts to provide gifted education services to students who have been identified as gifted and in need of specially designed instruction. These services must be described in a Gifted Individualized Education Program (GIEP).
The information contained in this Notice is important to you and your child. Please take time to review it. If you need clarification, you can seek help from personnel in your school district. You also have the right to be informed of organizations that are established to assist parents in understanding their rights under these laws. A list of some of these resources follows.
Bureau of Curriculum and Academic Services 717-787-8913
333 Market Street, 8th Floor Fax: 717-772-3621
Harrisburg, PA 17126-0333
Pennsylvania Bar Association 800-932-0311
Harrisburg, PA 17108
Free Mediation Services
Pennsylvania Office of Dispute Resolution 800-992-4334
Pennsylvania Association for Gifted Education
PAGE, Inc PAGE Helpline 888-736-6443
1111 Delps Road, Danielsville, PA 18038 PAGE Website www.penngifted.org/
If you have a concern about your child's educational program, you may wish to contact your child's teachers, principal, or district administrators. This type of communication is often helpful in resolving concerns. You also have the right to initiate due process procedures as described in Section V of this notice.