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Act 55 allows students with disabilities to attend an additional year!

On July 8, Governor Tom Wolf signed Act 55 of 2022 (Act 55) into law.

Act 55 permits a student with a disability who was enrolled during the 2021-22 school year and turned age 21 during the 2021-22 school year, or between the end of the 2021-22 and the beginning of the 2022-23 school year, to attend a school entity during the 2022-23 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).

As required by Act 55, the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) developed and posted online a standard form for parents/guardians and students to notify school entities of their plan for the student to attend the school entity for the 2022-23 school year.

Parents/guardians and students who wish to take advantage of Act 55 must complete, sign, and submit the Act 55 of 2022 Student Enrollment Notification Form on or before August 1, 2022 and return the form to Dr. Robin Hamme at [email protected].

Please visit the link above for information about upcoming kindergarten registration.

School Board Vacancy

 The South Western School District Board of School Directors announce that due to a recent resignation, a Board opening has become available. If you are a resident of the South Western School District and would like to be an active participant on the School Board, you are encouraged to contact the office of the superintendent to indicate your interest and fill out a brief application.

Applications are due in the administration office by 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 7, 2023, to be considered by the Board.

A date will be determined for interviews to be conducted by the Board.

Please note this is an appointment to fill an unexpired term and the successful candidate will have to run in the public election in 2023.

Applications are available below or from the Administration Office
South Western School District, 225 Bowman Road, Hanover, PA 17331
717-632-2500
www.swsd.k12.pa.us

BOARD APPLICATION

School Board Meetings

The South Western School District will hold regular School Board Meetings per the established schedule and the public is welcome to attend. Masking is optional for any face-to-face meetings.

Anyone wishing to address the Board should email their request ten (10) days in advance to: [email protected] (per Policy 903). Please indicate in the email your name, organization, and the topic you would like to present, so that you can be acknowledged. Any comments submitted through this email will be forwarded to the Board for review.

Please note: Comments from the public will always be welcomed at the end of every Board meeting.

Click here to see the list of upcoming meetings and to verify if the meeting will be held in a face-to-face or virtual format.

Recent News

York County School of Technology Announces Superintendent of Record

Dr. Burkhart 

During yesterday's Joint Operating Committee meeting, Dr. Jay Burkhart was unanimously approved as York Tech's new superintendent of record.

While his role may be new, Dr. Burkhart is already an established educational leader in the York County community. He will continue to serve as the superintendent of the South Western School District.

Visit here to read the full press release. Please join us in giving a warm welcome to Dr. Burkhart! #YorkTechProud

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