Special Education & Student Services Department

Department of Special Education & Student Services

                                      Core Values: 

Presume Competence

  • Recognizing each student’s strengths and assets, not just their differences.  

Collaboration with Families 

  • Partnerships with parents and families to support a shared and thoughtful experience for all students.

    High Expectations for All 

  • Students will access a rigorous curriculum with specially designed instruction accessible for student success.

Individualized Learning Path 

  • Each student's learning path will be individualized with services and varied supports available across all settings as discussed with

their individual team. 

Celebrate Diversity and Belonging

  • Advocating for and educating all on disability as diversity, part of the human condition and the fundamental human right of belonging

as valued members of the global community. 



Annual Public Notice for Special Education and Gifted Education Services and Services for Protected Handicapped Students


Notice - Special Education Plan

Posted July 29th 2022 

The Special Education Plan for North Penn School District for the timeframe of 07/01/2021 through 06/30/2024 has been developed. The special education plan is required to align with the strategic plan of the School District and describes the District and Board's commitment to providing a quality education to students with disabilities eligible for special education. The plan outlines how the district complies with state and federal laws. Please note the Special Education Plan has been on the home page for review since June 21st 2022.  The plan below was board approved on July 21st 2022. 

SPECIAL EDUCATION PLAN 07/01/2021-6/30/2024 

Executive Summary of the Special Education Plan 




Student Services


The Student Services department provides an array of services to students to support their social and emotional growth. School counselors, social workers, psychologists, nurses, related service providers, behavior specialists, and home and school visitors are all part of a team of educators who strive to provide a rich experience for North Penn students. 


Academic Programs


Gifted support services and English as a Second Language services are also available to students who meet identified criteria.

Please explore our site to learn more about what Special Education and Student Services has to offer!


Notice - PASA Participation

Posted January 20, 2020


The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) requires Pennsylvania to ensure that the total number of students assessed in each subject using the PASA does not exceed one percent of the total number of all students in the state assessed on the statewide assessments. Each local educational agency (LEA) must complete and submit the PASA 1.0 Percent Participation Threshold Justification to BSE if it anticipates that more than 1.0 % of its students enrolled in grades 3-8 and 11 will be assessed using the PASA. A list of LEAs who anticipate exceeding the threshold will be made publicly available on the PDE website, in accordance with 34 CFR 200.6 (c)(3) regulations.  LEAs must also make the document publicly available upon request, removing any personally identifiable information. The North Penn School District anticipates exceeding the 1.0 percent threshold for PASA participation for the 2019-20 testing cycle.  The necessary justification information has been submitted to the Bureau of Special Education.