The MLO Minute: “PA HOUSE BILL 261: Important News for Students with IEPS —
Parents, foster parents, kinship parents, and caregivers — The Pennsylvania house has started a process to amend the Public school code which would, if passed, extend the ability of students with IEPS to remain in school through age 22. The Bill, as it currently stands, would remain in place until the 2035-36 school year as a means of extending school programming and support for those students whose education was impacted by COVID-19.
The bill is in “process” as it was referred to the PA HOUSE EDUCATION COMMITTEE in March 2023. Steps still need to be taken to include review and consideration by the committee, possible vote by the House, and then vote by the Senate.
Needless to say, the process will certainly take time, but we wanted to keep you informed and urge you to connect with your PA STATE representatives.
We will provide updates and remember, we are here to support all families in their education journey for students with special needs! Our initial consultation is without charge, and most of our cases are handled without fees paid by parents of children with disabilities. We understand these are difficult times. Please do not hesitate to contact us today by clicking here or by calling 610-648-9300.