Special Ed


Annual Public Notice of Special Education Services and Programs and Rights for Students with Disabilities And Notification of Rights under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act


All children with disabilities residing in the Commonwealth, regardless of the severity of their disabilities, and who are in need of special education and related services, are to be located, identified and evaluated.  This responsibility is required by a federal law called the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004, 20 U.S.C. 1200 et. seq.  (“IDEA 2004”).


Chapter 711 of Title 22 of the Pennsylvania Code requires the publication of a notice to parents regarding public awareness activities sufficient to inform parents of children applying to or enrolled in the charter school of available special education services and programs and how to request those services and programs and of systematic screening activities that lead to the identification, location and evaluation of children with disabilities enrolled in the charter school.


In addition, the federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA), which protects confidentiality, requires educational agencies to notify parents annually of their confidentiality rights. 


The Charter School fulfills its duties with this annual notice and has incorporated several sections of the PaTTAN Procedural Safeguards Notice into the Board-approved:

          Child Find Notice,

         The Positive Support Behavior Policy

         Independent Educational Evaluation Procedures

The Charter School also directs parents to the folling additional resources:

       Updated Procedural Safeguards Notice from PaTTAN.
       Enhancing Parent Involvement - A practical guide for Pa. School's        
       supporting students with disabilities.
Parents with questions regarding special education services, screenings, policies or procedures nay also contact our Principal or Special Ed Staff any time during school hours:
                         Bucks County Montessori Charter School
219 Tyburn Road, Fairless Hills, Pa 129030
                                          (215) 428-6700

Brian Long - Principal - blong@bcmcs.com - Extension 4402
Kelly Erickson - SE Teacher/LEA Supervisor - kerickson@bcmcs.com - Ext. 4303
Sherry Walter - SE Teacher/Coordinator - swalter@bcmcs.com - Ext. 4301
Christina Mahan - SE Teacher - cmahan@bcmcs.com - Ext. 4302

The purpose of this annual notice is to comply with the school’s obligations under Chapter 711 of Title 22 of the Pennsylvania Code and to describe:  (1) the types of disabilities that might qualify the child for special education, (2) the special education programs and related services that are available, (3) the process by which the Charter School screens and evaluates such students to determine eligibility, (4) the special rights that pertain to such children and their parents or legal guardians and (5) the confidentiality rights that pertain to student information. 

BUCKS COUNTY MONTESSORI CHARTER SCHOOL 219 Tyburn Rd, Fairless Hills, PA 19030 215.428.6700
Last Modified: Friday, Jan. 23, 2015