Local Right to Education Task Force
Aiding & Supporting Parents of Children with Disabilities
History of the Local Task Force (LTF)
Although the initial intent of the LTF was to represent the needs and interests of students with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families, today's LTF has expanded its efforts to include all students with disabilities.
Membership of the Local Task Force
Parent(s) of a student having a disability are invited to become a member of the LTF. Membership is easy; (1) attend two LTF meetings in a current school year (September 2018 through May 2019) and (2) request to become a member. There is never a cost to attend or to become a member of the LTF.
Any parent, local school district representative or community agency provider serving individuals with disabilities is welcomed and encouraged to become a member of the LTF.
- September 5, 2018
- October 3, 2018
- November 7, 2018 - Evening meeting, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm (light meal provided)
- December 5, 2018
- January 2, 2019
- February 6, 2019
- March 6, 2019
- April 3, 2019 - Evening meeting, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm (light meal provided)
- May 1, 2019 (Election Meeting)
*WEATHER CANCELLATIONS: The LTF will follow the Hollidaysburg Area School District 's cancellations due to hazardous weather. When the HASD cancels school on any date the LTF is scheduled to meet, the LTF meeting for that day will be canceled. If unsure of cancellations, please call IU8's EDC office.
LOCATION OF ALL MEETINGS:
IU8 EDUCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT CENTER
580 Foot of Ten Road
Duncansville, PA 16635
MEETING SCHEDULE (times are approximate):
9:30 am - 10:30 am - Regular Business Meeting
10:30 am - 11:30 am - Informational Session - Presentation and discussion on topics related to Special Education and selected by members of the LTF
Goals of the LTF
- To advocate for the improvement, strengthening and expansion of educational programs for students with disabilities.
- To foster collaboration and communication among parents, schools and community agency providers.
- To assist families of school-age students with special education needs by providing information and support to help with navigating the special education landscape, including laws and regulations that affect their rights to special education.
- To educate the community at large about the needs of students with disabilities.
- To identify local needs and challenges based on feedback from LTF members then communicate these to local LTF contacts and to the State Task Force.
- To assist the administration in carrying out the rules and regulations growing out of the Right to Education Consent Agreement.
IU8 Member School Districts
IU8 Member Charter / Cyber Schools
Christine Lewis, IU8 Special Education Supervisor
Appalachia Intermediate Unit 8