Local Task Force

The Local Task Force serves in a support and advocacy role to protect the rights of students with special needs, encourages the cooperation among public and private agencies; accentuate progress, and act as a catalyst for enhancing collaboration in education.

The Local Task Force considers problems brought to its attention by its members and identifies system-wide issues that affect the education of all students. The Task Force investigates these issues and recommends solutions as well as provides speakers and presentations to address areas of concern.

History of the Local Task Force

In 1972, a consent agreement was made between the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the Pennsylvania Association for Retarded Citizens (PARC) regarding public education for students with intellectual disabilities. The State and Local Task Forces were convened as part of that agreement to help assure that the intent and spirit of the Right to Education Consent Decree was carried out. In 1975, Public Law 94-142 was passed, which guarantees all children with disabilities a free, appropriate, public education in the least restrictive environment.

Duties of the Task Force

The duties of the Local Task Force include:

Members

Parents, representatives of agencies serving people with disabilities, representatives of agencies advocating for people with disabilities, and educators are all eligible to become members of the Local Task Force. According to the Consent Decree, there should be a parent majority on the committee. Interested parents are critical to the membership to keep the Local Task Force effective. Our members are from Centre, Clearfield, and Clinton Counties.

Local Meetings

All meetings of the Local Task Force are open to the public. Anyone wishing to present oral testimony at a Local Task Force meeting must contact the Chairperson to make those arrangements.

Meeting dates and times can be found in the documents below.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Ryan Gill – rgill@ciu10.org.

CIU 10 LTF 1-page Flyer (2021-22)

CIU 10 LTF Pamphlet (2021-22)

Contact

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Educational Consultant
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Photo of Dr. Michele Hammersla-Quick
Special Education and Non-Public Student Service Director
Work Phone: 814-342-0884 Extension: 3033
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