Chapter 14 Regulations

Below is the chapter 14 side by side reference guide. The Special Education regulations in Pennsylvania for school districts are found under the 22 PA Code, Chapter 14.  Chapter 14 provides regulatory guidance to ensure compliance with the federal law, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 2004, and its regulations. The provisions of Chapter 14 ensure that all students with disabilities have available to them a free appropriate public education that is designed to enable the students to participate fully and independently in the community, including preparation for employment or higher education. Chapter 14 also ensures that the rights of students with disabilities and parents of these students are protected.
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Chapter 15 / Section 504 Plan

Click on the link below to take you to a description of chapter 15 / Section 504 plan. (a)  This chapter addresses a school district’s responsibility to comply with the requirements of Section 504 and its implementing regulations at 34 CFR Part 104 (relating to nondiscrimination on the basis of handicap in programs and activities receiving or benefiting from federal financial assistance) and implements the statutory and regulatory requirements of Section 504.  (b)  Section 504 and its accompanying regulations protect otherwise qualified handicapped students who have physical, mental or health impairments from discrimination because of those impairments. The law and its regulations require public educational agencies to ensure that these students have equal opportunity to participate in the school program and extracurricular activities to the maximum extent appropriate to the ability of the protected handicapped student in question. School districts are required to provide these students with the aids, services and accommodations that are designed to meet the educational needs of protected handicapped students as adequately as the needs of nonhandicapped students are met. These aids, services and accommodations may include, but are not limited to, special transportation, modified equipment, adjustments in the student’s roster or the administration of needed medication. For purposes of the chapter, students protected by Section 504 are defined and identified as protected handicapped students.
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Chapter 16 Regulations

(i) A student who is exceptional under section 1371 of the School Code (24 P. S.§ 13-1371) because the student meets the definition of ‘‘mentally gifted’’ in this section, and needs specially designed instruction beyond that required in Chapter 4 (relating to academic standards and assessment).  (ii) The term applies only to students who are of ‘‘school age’’ as defined under § 11.12 (relating to school age).

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