On June 30th Act 66 of 2021 was signed into law that allows parents and students new options concerning the upcoming 2021-2022 school year.
Parents of students with disabilities who attained age 21 during the 2020-2021 school year or who will attain age 21 during this summer can elect an additional year of education during 2021-2022. Parents of all students, and students themselves if they are 18, can elect retention during the 2021-2022 school year at the grade level they were in during the 2020-2021 school year.
The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) posted the Act 66 of 2021 Student Grade Level Retainment Notification Form on July 6th which must be completed if making either of these elections. Additional information and PDE’s FAQ’s on Act 66 of 2021 can be accessed via the following LINK.
Individuals who wish to take advantage of this election must download, complete, and submit the Act 66 of 2021 Student Grade Level Retainment Notification Form by 12:00 P.M. on Thursday, July 15, 2021 EITHER digitally via email or in-person at the East Penn School District Central Office Building at 800 Pine Street, Emmaus, PA. Please note the July 15, 2021 deadline was set by the Pennsylvania General Assembly.