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 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
Training Opportunity—"Getting Ready" for the 2016 State Assessments September 28, 2015
Reporting of Expenditures Relating to Exceptional Students September 10, 2015
State Performance Plan Data Requirements—Postsecondary School Survey September 10, 2015
School-Based ACCESS Program Update—Billing for Allowable Health-Related Purchased Services September 3, 2015
2015–2016 School-Based ACCESS Program Statewide Training Sessions August 24, 2015
Special Education Plan Requirements—Identification of Students with Specific Learning Disabilities u August 24, 2015
Secondary Voc-Tech Criteria for Reporting Program Enrollments and Documentation for State Audits August 20, 2015
Transition From Preschool EI Programs to Kindergarten or First Grade Programs in Charter Schools July 2, 2015
2015–2016 Special Education Compliance Monitoring Schedule July 1, 2015
Local Educational Agency Special Education Data Reports Online June 8, 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