Special Education


Krista Peterson, Director of Special Education

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Ms. Paula George, Secretary to the Director of Special Education

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Helping Parents and Caregivers Webinar Series


Family Resources for Students with Complex Learning Needs


Southern Tioga Special Education Plan – July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2021

Questions or comments regarding the District’s Special Education Plan should be emailed to Krista Peterson, Director of Special Education at  kpeterson@southerntioga.org by April 6, 2018

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 Southern Tioga 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. Questions on the Southern Tioga School District participation rates should

be directed to:

Krista Peterson, Director of Special Education






Chapter 15: Other Protected Handicapped Students

Public Notice on Screening and Evaluation

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

Annual Public Notice

STSD Special Education Program Pamphlet

Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment (PPRA)


Local Parent Task Force

Tioga County ID Services

Tioga County Mental Health Services

Office of Vocational Rehabilitation-Early Reach Services

Office of Vocational Rehabilitation Services

IU17 2020 Transition Conference

Southern Tioga Special Education Day 2019Keep your eyes open for 2020!