Special Education Plan
The District is currently engaged in a state-required comprehensive planning process. The first step in the process is the development of a Special Education Plan that must be submitted to the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) by May 1, 2018. The development of the Special Education Plan is required for all Pennsylvania school districts every three years.
The Special Education Plan is a comprehensive compliance document that contains narratives and descriptions of the District's special education supports and services. The District assembled a Special Education Plan Subcommittee made up of parents, teachers, and administrators to draft the content of the Plan. Though the Special Education Plan, as framed by PDE, is mainly a compliance document, the District and the Subcommittee approached the drafting of the Plan as an opportunity to think critically about the special education supports and services available in the District.
On Monday, April 16, 2018, the Lower Merion School Board of Directors formally approved the Special Education Plan. A copy of the final plan that will be submitted to PDE can be found here.