On June 30, Governor Tom Wolf signed Act 66 of 2021 (Act 66) into law. Act 66 permits students that were enrolled during the 2020-21 school year to repeat their grade level in an effort to make up for any lost educational opportunities due to the COVID-19 pandemic, even if the student met the requirements to be promoted to the next grade level. Based on this Act, families have until July 15, 2021, to elect to have their child repeat a grade level for the 2021-22 school year.
Please note, students 18 or older who plan to repeat a grade level during the 2021-22 school year must complete and submit their own form. For a student with a disability who turned 21 during the time periods listed above, both the parent/guardian and the student must complete the form.
Act 66 permits a student with a disability who was enrolled during the 2020-21 school year and turned age 21 during the 2020-21 school year, or between the end of the 2020-21 and the beginning of the 2021-22 school year, to attend a school entity during the 2021-22 school year and receive services as outlined on their most recent Individualized Education Program (IEP) with all the protections under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).
Deadline for requests is July 15, 2021. Due to construction at the administrative office, forms should be submitted to the High School office, may be mailed (201 6th Street Cresson, PA 16630), or may be submitted via email to Mrs. Jeanette Black, Assistant to the Superintendent using this link. https://www.pcam.org/contact-us/