Special Education

Welcome to the Panther Valley Special Education Department

Learning Knows No Bounds


For the parents of incoming kindergarten students who received services through Early Intervention (EI):

If the Panther Valley School District did not have a chance to officially assess your incoming kindergarten student prior to the school closure that occurred on March 13, 2020, the special education department will be issuing new "Permission to Re-Evaluate" forms once school starts to seek permission to conduct these necessary assessments to determine school age eligibility for special education services.  The teachers and related service providers (if applicable) will be working to put provisional services into place at the start of the school year based upon the IFSP that was developed in EI.  These educators will be in touch with parents to set up a time to discuss how the IFSP will be implemented until a complete evaluation can be completed. 

Once the evaluation is completed, an IEP will be developed if the student is found eligible for special education services.  A NOREP would also be offered at that time to initiate official school age special education services.

If you have any questions concerning your child's transition to kindergarten, please do not hesitate to reach out to our special education supervisor, Dr. Tammy M. Chrin, via email at chrint@panthervalley.org or by calling the Panther Valley Special Education Department at 570-645-0386.

We look forward to the upcoming school year as we welcome your child into kindergarten!