Comprehensive Plan

Planning Requirements in Pennsylvania

Chapter 4 specifies planning requirements for school entities. A school entity is defined as a local education provider (e.g., public school district, charter school, cyber charter school, AVTS or Intermediate Unit).  TO learn more, visit PA Dept of Education.  Planning requirements are as follows:

 

  • Every 3 years, a school entity must submit to the Secretary for approval a professional education plan. The professional education plan must be made available for public inspection and comment for 28 days, and then it can be approved by the board and then submitted to PDE.
  • Every 6 years, a school entity must submit to the Department for approval an induction plan. The induction plan must be made available for public inspection and comment for 28 days, and then it can be approved by the school entity’s governing board and then submitted to PDE.
  • Every 6 years, a school entity must develop and implement a comprehensive and integrated K-12 program of student services. This student services plan must be made available for public inspection and comment for 28 days, and then it can be approved by the school entity’s governing board.
  • Every 3 years, each school district must develop and submit to the department a special education plan. The special education plan must be made available for public inspection and comment for 28 days, and then it can be approved by the school entity’s governing board and then submitted to PDE.
  • Every 6 years, each school district must develop and implement a gifted education plan. The gifted education plan must be made available for public inspection and comment for 28 days, and then it can be approved by the school entity’s governing board.

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NEWS

This year (21-22) we will be engaging in a mid point review of our Comprehensive Plan. This  includes a review of our current plan, progress on goals, needs assessment, and identification of accomplishments and challenges.

The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) requires all school districts to submit a Special Education Plan every three years. The timeline for submission of the Special Education Plan aligns with the Comprehensive Planning process this year. 

We invite you to join us and welcome your voice to the process!  We are encouraging various stakeholders to join us in these initial discussions to ensure various perspectives are considered. We are interested in stakeholders to represent the following groups… students, teachers, parents, administrators, School Board members, business partners, and community members. Please reach out to Mrs. Laurie Smith, Assistant Superintendent, lsmith@pvsd.org, or Dr. Kimberly Boyd, Director of Special Education, kboyd@pvsd.org, if you have any questions about this process