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PRINTER'S NO. 1570
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA
HOUSE BILL
No.
1446
Session of
2021
INTRODUCED BY SONNEY, BOBACK, BROOKS, R. BROWN, CIRESI,
T. DAVIS, DEASY, GUENST, HARKINS, LONGIETTI, MOUL, N. NELSON,
PICKETT AND STAATS, MAY 20, 2021
REFERRED TO COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION, MAY 20, 2021
AN ACT
Amending the act of March 10, 1949 (P.L.30, No.14), entitled "An
act relating to the public school system, including certain
provisions applicable as well to private and parochial
schools; amending, revising, consolidating and changing the
laws relating thereto," in pupils and attendance, providing
for extended special education enrollment due to COVID-19.
The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
hereby enacts as follows:
Section 1. The act of March 10, 1949 (P.L.30, No.14), known
as the Public School Code of 1949, is amended by adding a
section to read:
Section 1383. Extended Special Education Enrollment Due to
COVID-19.-- (a) A student with a disability as defined in 22 Pa.
Code ยง 14.101 (relating to definitions) who has reached 21 years
of age and is enrolled for the 2020-2021 school year is entitled
to attend a school entity for the 2021-2022 school year and the
school entity shall enroll the student if a parent or guardian
and the student elects to enroll.
(b) Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the
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contrary, the following shall apply to a student enrolled in a
school entity under subsection (a):
(1) The school entity shall implement the student's current
IEP.
(2) The student may enroll in the school entity for the
2021-2022 school year free of charge until the end of the school
year.
(3) The student's attendance shall be included in the school
entity's average daily membership for purposes of calculating
the special education subsidy under Article XXV.
(4) The school entity shall provide extended school year
services during the summer after the 2020-2021 school year in
accordance with the student's current IEP.
(c) As used in this section, the following words and phrases
shall have the meanings given to them in this subsection unless
the context clearly indicates otherwise:
"IEP." An individualized education program established under
22 Pa. Code Ch. 14 (relating to special education services and
programs).
"School entity." A school district, intermediate unit, joint
school, area career and technical school, charter school,
regional charter school or cyber charter school.
Section 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
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