Special Education

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 submit 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. Wellsboro Area School District
anticipates exceeding the 1.0 percent threshold for PASA participation for the
2021-22 testing cycle. The necessary justification information has been
submitted to the Bureau of Special Education. Questions on the
Wellsboro Area School District participation rates should be directed to Karen Farrer, Special
Education Supervisor, kfarrer@wellsborosd.org, (570) 724-0369.

Wellsboro Area School District is committed to delivering a full continuum of special education services.

Please view our Special Education Brochure.

The 2018-2021 Special Education Plan is available to view.

WASD Special Education Plan 2021 – 2024 DRAFT