Annual Public Notice
ANNUAL NOTICE TO PARENTS AND GUARDIANS OF CHILDREN WHO RESIDE IN THE HATBORO-HORSHAM SCHOOL DISTRICT
In compliance with State and Federal Law, notice is hereby given by the Hatboro-Horsham School District that it conducts ongoing identification activities as part of its school program for the purpose of identifying students who may need special education and related services. If your child is identified by the District as needing such services, you will be notified of applicable procedures. These services and the transportation to them are paid for by the School District. Services and programs are available for children who are determined to need specially designed instruction due to the following conditions: Autism/Pervasive Developmental Disorder, Blindness/visual impairment, Deafness/hearing impairment, Emotional Disturbance, Intellectual Disability, Multiple Disabilities, Orthopedic Impairment, Specific Learning Disability, Speech and Language Impairment, Traumatic Brain Injury, and Other Health Impairments.
If you believe that your school-age child may need special education and related services, screening and evaluation procedures designed to assess the needs of the child and his/her eligibility are available to you at no cost, upon written request. You may request screening and evaluation at any time, whether or not your child is enrolled in Hatboro-Horsham. Requests are to be made in writing to the building principal. Communications with parents or with thought-to-be or exceptional students are in English and, if necessary, in the native language or other mode of communication used by the parents or student.
In compliance with State and Federal Law, the Hatboro-Horsham School District will provide to each protected handicapped student, without discrimination or cost to the student or family, those related aids, services or accommodations which are needed to provide access for a student to participate in and obtain the benefits of the school program. 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 an aspect of the school program. These services for protected handicapped students are distinct from those applicable to all exceptional students enrolled (or seeking enrollment) in special education programs.
If a pre-school child is suspected of being eligible for early intervention, evaluation and services are provided through the Montgomery County Intermediate Unit Early Intervention Services Department. Information can be obtained by calling 610-755-9409. For further information on the rights of parents and their children, provision of services, evaluation and screening (including purpose, time and location), you may contact the Director of Special Education and Special Services, 215-420-5803.
Confidentiality: All information generated about your child is subject to the confidentiality provisions contained in Federal and State Law. The District has policies and procedures in effect governing the collection, maintenance, destruction and disclosure to third parties of this information. For information about these policies and procedures, as well as rights of confidentiality and access to educational records, you may contact, in writing, the Director of Special Education and Special Services, 215-420-5802.