Frequently Asked Questions: Special Education and Pupil Services during COVID

  • Below is a collection of frequently asked questions that was recently updated after the live informational session on August 18, 2020. The associated PowerPoint presentation and recording will be made available on the Penn-Delco Webpage. If you have a question that is not reflected below or a case specific question, please do not hesitate to contact the Office of Pupil Services and Special Education. Please note that this information is subject to change.

  • Will an IEP, GIEP, and/or 504-Service Agreement permit my child to still attend school now that the District is fully virtual?

  • Will my child with an IEP, GIEP, or 504-Service Agreement have the option of remaining home within a hybrid or fully in-person instructional model?

  • Will my child with a GIEP continue to receive services within a hybrid or fully virtual instructional model?

  • Will my child with a 504-Service Agreement continue to receive services within a hybrid or fully virtual instructional model?

  • Will the staff working virtually with my child be PDSD staff within a hybrid or fully virtual instructional model?

  • Will my child with an IEP still attend the general education classes they are scheduled to attend within a hybrid or fully virtual instructional model?

  • When will I be notified with more specific information?

  • What if my child attends a specialized program outside of the Penn-Delco School District?

  • What is happening with regard to my child’s attendance at the DCIU Tech Program?

  • For my child with an IEP, how will the District determine the level of regression?

  • Will the District still be conducting evaluations?

  • How will I know who my case manager is?

  • How often will my case manager be working with my child synchronously (live)?

  • How will school counselors meet with students?

  • Will my child with a GIEP miss instruction from their general education teacher while meeting with the gifted support teacher?