Services and Programs

Local Education Agency Networking

Local Educational Agency (LEA) Networking meetings are open to school district and vo-tech staff within Intermediate Unit 1, agency personnel, and higher education staff from the education, special education, speech/language, and psychology departments. Information will be presented regarding Chapters 14, 15, and 16 regulations, as well as Individuals with Disability Education Act (IDEA) and No Child Left Behind (NCLB). Participants will be given the opportunity to discuss and evaluate this information with their peers to determine the impact on their districts, agencies, teams, etc.

LEA Networking Meetings

For meeting registration, agendas, downloads, and more select a date from the list:

Parent Resources

Resources for LEAs

PENN*LINK

PENN*LINK is the official electronic mail service for the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE). Originally established in 1986 and now fully integrated with the Internet, PENN*LINK manages the delivery of email among the Department of Education Local Education Agencies: school districts, charter schools, intermediate units, and vocational technical schools/career and technology centers.

PDE uses PENN*LINK to convey information rapidly and efficiently to LEAs. LEAs use PENN*LINK to gather information and correspond with PDE and each other.

PENN*LINK provides many statewide distribution lists making it easy for users to communicate with large or small targeted groups of LEAs across Pennsylvania.

Listed below are recent PENN*LINKs. All downloads are PDF documents.

File Posted
2015–2016 Special Education Compliance Monitoring Schedule July 1, 2015
Local Educational Agency Special Education Data Reports Online June 8, 2015
July 2015 PennData Table 8A Submission May 28, 2015
Revision to the Invitation to Participate in the IEP Team Meeting… May 27, 2015
Local Educational Agency Special Education Data Reports Online May 11, 2015
Participation by Students with Disabilities in High School Graduation Ceremonies April 15, 2015
Religious Opt­‐out Provision of Chapter 4 April 9, 2015
Survey of Parents of Students with Disabilities March 30, 2015
State Performance Plan Data Requirements—Postsecondary School Survey March 4, 2015
School-Based ACCESS Program Update March 4, 2015

View more PENN*LINKs

Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) Letters

Basic Education Circulars (BECs)

For More Information

For more information about LEA meetings and resources, please contact:

Leigh Dennick
Director of Special Education Services
724-938-3241 ext. 273