Special Education

Pennsylvania District Adopts Online Special Ed Management

The Warrior Run School District is expanding a partnership with a private company in an effort to better serve students with individualized education programs (IEPs) and their parents. 

The district, with almost 13 percent of its student body receiving special education services, is adopting PowerSchool Special Education to eliminate a paper-based process and allow parents to access documents and monitor student progress online.

"We had an online solution in place for managing student IEPs; however, using the system required an extensive amount of manual effort," said Julie Petrin, special education supervisor for the district, in a prepared statement. "With PowerSchool Special Education, we no longer have to duplicate work which allows us to increase instructional time with our students."

"Everything is monitored and sent to the state — every field and every document," added Petrin. "There are thousands of fields that have to be correct for compliance purposes and launching PowerSchool Special Education gives us a system that self-monitors this process, ensuring required fields are correctly filled in."

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