It is the responsibility of the Pennsylvania Department of Education to ensure that 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 identified, located, and evaluated. This responsibility is required by a federal law called the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Amendments of 2004 (IDEA 2004).
The IDEA '04 requires each state educational agency to publish a notice to parents, in newspapers or other media, before any major identification, location, or evaluation activity. The IDEA '04 requires this notice to contain certain information. Another federal law, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA), which protects confidentiality, requires educational agencies to notify parents annually of their confidentiality rights. The Chester Community Charter School (CCCS) fulfills the above duties with this annual notice.
- Notices: Child Find Notice and Family Educational Right to Privacy Act (abridged for parents/guardians)
- Avisos: Aviso de Child Find y Ley del derecho a la privacidad de la educación familiar (abreviada para padres/tutores
Links and Documents
If parents need additional information about the purpose, time, and location of screening activities, they should call or write to the Special Education Contact for Chester Community Charter School:
Francine Faltz, Executive Director of Student Services
Chester Community Charter School
214 E 5th St.
Chester, PA 19013
Phone: (610) 447-0400
All special education records requests should be sent to Special Education Services.