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Special Education

Karns City Area School District's goal is to provide all students with the highest quality of education, regardless of the needs of the student.

Special Education Director:  Mrs. Jennifer Jamison

Special Education Office Secretary:  Mrs. Heather Landgraf

School Psychologist: April Christy

For questions or more information please contact the special education office at 724-756-7510  x1022.


Age of Eligibility for Free and Appropriate Public Education

On August 30, 2023, we received updated information Carole L. Clancy, Director of the PDE Bureau of Special Education, regarding the amended Age of Eligibility Policy. informed all Local Education Agencies (LEAs) titled Change in Age of Eligibility for Free and Appropriate Public Education.

The information states that "the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) is writing to communicate an important policy change that will provide continued education services to special education students. This policy change will ensure students can access Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) as they are entitled under federal law."

"Effective no later than September 5, 2023, all students entitled to FAPE and all of the rights and procedural safeguards under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and Chapter 14 of Title 22 of the Pennsylvania Code may remain enrolled in public school until they turn 22 years of age. This includes students who turned 21 and exited during or after the 2022-2023 school term."

Learn more about IDEA-B Regulations and Policies on PDE's website

Special Education Change of Age Eligibility.

Change of Age Eligibility FAQ