Procedural Safeguards for Gifted Education

This notice describes your rights and the procedures that safeguard your rights as found in Chapter 16 of the State Board of Education's Regulations (22 Pa Code).  These regulations require school districts to provide gifted education services to students who have been identified as gifted and in need of specially designed instruction.  These services must be described in a Gifted Individualized Education Program (GIEP).


The information contained in this Notice is important to you and your child.  Please take time to review it.  If you need clarification, you can seek help from personnel in your school district.  You also have the right to be informed of organizations that are established to assist parents in understanding their rights under these laws.  A list of some of these resources follows.


Parent Assistance

Bureau of Curriculum and Academic Services                                                       717-787-8913

333 Market Street, 8th Floor                                                                               Fax:  717-772-3621

Harrisburg, PA 17126-0333          


Legal Assistance

Pennsylvania Bar Association                                                                             800-932-0311    

Box 186                                                                                

Harrisburg, PA  17108                                                            



Free Mediation Services

Pennsylvania Office of Dispute Resolution                                                            800-992-4334



Pennsylvania Association for Gifted Education


PAGE, Inc                                                                     PAGE Helpline              888-736-6443

1111 Delps Road, Danielsville, PA 18038                    PAGE Website    



            If you have a concern about your child's educational program, you may wish to contact your child's teachers, principal, or district administrators.  This type of communication is often helpful in resolving concerns.  You also have the right to initiate due process procedures as described in Section V of this notice.