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Pennsbury Inclusion Philosophy

The Pennsbury School District believes our children belong with their peers. Pennsbury is committed to promoting a sense of belonging in each child by affording all students their right to be educated, to the maximum extent appropriate, in their neighborhood school. This commitment is possible through the use of appropriate support to enable students to be educated in the least restrictive environment.

Notice of Special Education Services

The public school districts of Bucks County, Pennsylvania, and the Bucks County Intermediate Unit (“the Bucks County school entities”), provide special education and related service to resident children with disabilities who are ages three through twenty-one. The purpose of this notice is to describe (1) the types of disabilities that might qualify the child for such programs and services, (2) the special education programs and related services that are available, (3) the process by which each of the Bucks County School entities screens and evaluates such students to determine eligibility, and (4) the special rights that pertain to such children and their parents or legal guardians.

Programs for Eligible or Protected Handicapped Students

In compliance with state and federal law, notice is hereby given by the Pennsbury School District that it conducts ongoing identification activities as a part of its school program for the purpose of identifying students who may be in need of special education and related services (eligible students). If your child is identified by the District as possibly in need of such services, you will be notified of applicable procedures. Individualized services and programs are available for children who are determined to need specially designed instruction due to the following conditions:
  1. Autism/pervasive development disorder
  2. Blindness or visual impairment
  3. Deafness or hearing impairment
  4. Intellectual Disability
  5. Mentally gifted
  6. Multiple disabilities
  7. Traumatic brain injury
  8. Other health impairment
  9. Orthopedic impairment
  10. Emotional disturbance
  11. Specific learning disability
  12. Speech or language impairment
  13. Deaf-blindness
If you believe that your school-age child may be in need of special education services and related programs, or young child (age 3 to school-age) may be in need of early intervention, screening and evaluation processes 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 a screening and evaluation at any time, whether or not your child is enrolled in the District's public school program. Requests for an evaluation and screening are to be made in writing to the appropriate Special Education Supervisor listed below: 
Regina Rausch
Director of Special Education 
215-428-4100 x10052

Stephanie Fuhrer
Supervisor of Special Education
Grades KG-8th
215-428-4100 x12721
Pete Carfagno
Supervisor of Special Education
Grades 9-12th
215-428-4100 x70992
Matt Levin
Supervisor of Special Education
Grades KG-5th, Early Intervention
215- 428-4100 x10050

Alison Smith, Ph.D.
Supervisor of Special Education
Grades KG-8th
215-428-4100 x10251

Alida Fitzpatrick
Supervisor of Special Education
Grades KG-8th

Amanda Caputo
Supervisor of Special Education
Grades 9th-12th
215-428-4100 x70850

Nicole Siler-Pastman
Supervisor of Special Education
Grades K-5th

Pennsbury School District
134 Yardley Avenue, PO Box 338
Fallsington, PA 19058
Telephone: 215-428-4100
Mission Statement
Recognizing our proud traditions and diverse community,
the Pennsbury School District prepares all students to become creative,
ethical, and critical thinkers for lifelong success in a global society.
national district of character
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