Chapter 16 Annual Notice To Parents

  • In compliance with Chapter 16, Special Education for Gifted Students, notice is hereby given by the East Stroudsburg Area School District (District) that it conducts ongoing identification activities as a part of its school program for the purpose of locating and identifying students who are thought to be gifted.

    If you believe that your school-age child may be gifted, processes for screening and evaluating the child and determining the child's eligibility, are available to you at no cost, upon written request. You, as a parent/guardian, may request a screening and evaluation at any time, whether or not your child is in the District's public school program. Requests for screening and gifted multidisciplinary evaluation are to be made in writing to the principal of your child's school or to the Special Education Department, East Stroudsburg Area School District, 50 Vine Street, East Stroudsburg, PA 18301.

    For further information regarding the rights of parents/guardians and children, provision of services, evaluation and screening (including purpose, time and location), you may contact, in writing, the building principal or the Special Education Department at (570) 424-8500 x1901.

    Confidentiality: All information gathered about your child is subject to the confidentiality provisions contained in federal and state law. The District has policies and procedures in effect governing the collection, maintenance, destruction and disclosure to third parties of this information. For information regarding these policies and procedures, as well as the rights of confidentiality and access to educational records, you may contact the Special Education Department in writing or by telephone at the above location.