Special Education

Students whose first language is not English may be eligible for English as a Second Language instruction (ESL) as a English language learner (ELL). Students are screened upon enrollment and parents whose children qualify for services are notified, in a language they understand, of assessment results including their English language proficiency level (entering, beginning, developing, expanding, or bridging).

Students are exited from ESL instruction when the student’s academic records indicate that the student has met Pennsylvania’s criteria for exiting the ESL program. If you have concerns regarding your child’s ESL services, please contact you child’s school. If you have additional questions, please contact the district at 717-299-2700.