• Sullivan County School District recognizes that every student has particular learning needs.  These needs can be met through a variety of options including the regular class, supportive services within the regular class, special classes, and special schools.  Sullivan County School District and the BLaST Intermediate Unit #17 have developed policies in accord with federal and state regulations and guidelines to ensure the provision of a free appropriate public education to all school-aged children, including those with disabilities.  

    For more information please call the Special Education Department at (570) 946-4547 or email rdickinson@sulcosd.k12.pa.us 




    The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) requires Pennsylvania to ensure that the total number of students assessed in each subject using the PASA does not exceed one percent of the total number of all students in the state assessed on the statewide assessments.  Each local educational agency (LEA) must complete and submit the PASA 1.0 Percent Participation Threshold Justification to BSE if it anticipates that more than 1.0% of its students enrolled in grades 3-8 and 11 will be assessed using the PASA. A list of LEAs who anticipate exceeding the threshold will be made publicly available on the PDE website, in accordance with 34CRF 200.6 (c)(3) regulations.  LEAs must also make the document publicly available upon request, removing any personally identifiable information.  The Sullivan County School District anticipates exceeding the 1.0 percent threshold for PASA participation for the 2019-20 testing cycle.  The necessary justification information has been submitted to the Bureau of Special Education.  Questions on the Sullivan County School District participation rates should be directed to the Sullivan County School District Special Education Office (570) 946-4547.