SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL SERVICES
Under federal and state laws, all students are entitled to a free and appropriate public education designed to meet the student's unique learning needs. This includes specially designed instruction and the related services needed to benefit from the school program. The district provides programs for students with disabilities in 13 different exceptionalities. For more information on Special Education Services provides by the district, you may contact your School Guidance Counselor, Building Principal, or the Special Education Service office at 814-375-8776.
PROTECTED HANDICAPPED STUDENT SERVICES
In compliance with state and federal law, the DuBois Area School District will provide to each protected handicapped student without discrimination or cost to the student or family, those related aids, services, or accomodations which are needed to provide equal opportunity to participate in and obtain the benefits of the school program and extracurricular activities tot he maximum extent appropriate to the student's abilities. In order to qualify as a protected handicapped student, the child must be of school age, with a physical or mental disability which substantially limits or prohibits participation in, or access to, any aspect of the school program.
These services and protections for "protection handicapped students" are distinct from those applicable to all eligible or exceptional students enrolled (or seeking enrollment) in special education programs.
For further information, contact your School Guidance Counselor, Building Principal, or the office of Assesssment and Student Services at 814-375-8782.
As required by Chapter 16 of Pennsylvania Law, Gifted Support Education is available to eligible students K-12.
Procedural Safeguards for Gifted Students are extensive. Through the district's Child Find System, children who are thought to be gifted and in need of specially designed instruction are then evaluated. If the student is found eligible, an individual gifted plan is developed and the program implemented for the individual.
For more information on Gifted Education and the provisions of these services, you can contact your Guidance Counselor or the Special Education Services Office at 814-375-8776.