State Task Force


On May 5, 1972, the Federal District Court for Eastern Pennsylvania made final the order, injunction, stipulation and consent agreement in the suit filed by the Pennsylvania Association for Retarded Children (PARC), currently The Arc of Pennsylvania, against the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the Secretary of the Department of Education, the State Board of Education, the Secretary of the Department of Public Welfare and all their instrumentalities on behalf of 13 Children with mental retardation who had been denied access to a free public program of education and training PARC v. Comm. of Pa. 343 F. Supp. 279 (1972). The agreement mandated the development of a Commonwealth Plan for the Identification, Location and Evaluation of Mentally Retarded Children (COMPILE), and Commonwealth Plan for the Education and Training of Mentally Retarded Children (COMPET) as well as the establishment of due process procedures. These documents were developed through the coordinated effort of the Pennsylvania Departments of Education and Public Welfare and Association for Retarded Children (PARC). They were reviewed for contents and approved. COMPILE provided for the establishment of a state task force and 29 local task forces (one in each intermediate unit) whose primary purpose is to insure that the intent and spirit of the Right to Education Consent Agreement is carried out throughout the Commonwealth.


Schedule

EventsDateTimeLocation
State Task Force Meeting ~ September09/27/201710AM to 12PMAll Pattan Locations & IU 29, IU 20, IU19 & IU 4
State Task Force Meeting ~ November11/07/201710AM to 12PMAll Pattan Locations & IU 29, IU 20, IU19 & IU 4
State Task Force Meeting ~ January01/09/201810AM to 12PMAll Pattan Locations & IU 29, IU 20, IU19 & IU 4
PDE Conference STF~ LTF Leadership Appreciation Luncheon 02/26/20189AM to 1PMHershey Lodge~Room TBD
State Task Force~March 03/21/201810AM to 12PMAll Pattan Locations & IU 29, IU 20, IU19 & IU 4
State Task Force Meeting ~ May05/16/201810AM to 12PMAll Pattan Locations & IU 29, IU 20, IU19 & IU 4

Panel

Phillip Rosenbauer
Phillip Rosenbauer
State Task Force, Arc of PA
Philadelphia
Diane Cashman
Diane Cashman
State Task Force, Department of Human Services
Harrisburg
Devon Grant
Devon Grant
State Task Force, Governor's Office
Harrisburg
Keith Focht
Keith Focht
State Task Force, Dept of Education ~ Chairperson
Harrisburg
Sharon Kennedy
Sharon Kennedy
State Task Force, Administrative Support
Harrisburg

Downloads

2017-2018 Find Your Right to Education Local Task Force Leadership

11/14/2017 - PDF

2017-2018 LTF Leadership contact information.

STF Meeting Minutes 05/17/2017

11/06/2017 - PDF

Final Meeting Minutes

2017-2018 BSE Special Education Single Points of Contacts

11/06/2017 - PDF

2017-2018 Contact information for the BSE Special Education Advisers.

STF Meeting Minutes 09/28/2016

01/27/2017 - PDF

Final Meeting Minutes

STF Meeting Minutes 11/15/2016

01/27/2017 - PDF

Final Meeting Minutes

STF Meeting Minutes 3/16/2016

05/24/2016 - PDF

Final Meeting Minutes

STF Meeting Minutes 1/20/2016

04/13/2016 - PDF

Final Meeting Minutes

STF Meeting Minutes 11/17/2015

03/11/2016 - PDF

Final Meeting Minutes

2016 Charter School Adviser Listing with IU Assignment

02/24/2016 - PDF

January 2016-Charter School Adviser Listing with IU Assignment

STF Meeting Minutes 3/18/2015

01/13/2016 - PDF

Final Meeting Minutes

STF Meeting Minutes 5/20/2015

01/13/2016 - PDF

Final Meeting Minutes

STF Meeting Minutes 9/30/2015

01/06/2016 - PDF

Final Meeting Minutes

Form to report a systemic issue

11/19/2015 - PDF

This is the form a chair or co chair of the local task force should use to report a systemic issue to the state task force. Please refer to the procedures for reporting for specific instructions.

Procedures for reporting a systemic issue

11/19/2015 - PDF

This document explains how a chair or co chair of the local task force can report a systemic issue to the state task force.

2015-2016 STF Meeting Schedule

11/16/2015 - PDF

2015-2016 STF Meeting Schedule & Locations

New STF Handbook Final Edition 2015

11/16/2015 - PDF

STF Handbook

STF Meeting Minutes 1/21/2015

03/18/2015 - DOC

Final Meeting Minutes

STF Meeting Minutes 9/24/2014

10/28/2014 - PDF

Final Meeting Minutes

Form to request an item for the agenda

09/25/2014 - DOC

Form to request for submitting an item to be on the STF agenda.

STF Meeting Minutes for 5/7/2014

07/02/2014 - DOC

Final Meeting Minutes

STF Meeting Minutes for 2/5/2014

03/13/2014 - DOC

Final Meeting Minutes

Link to PARC, COMPILE and COMPET

03/18/2013 - DOCX

“This link will take you to the Arc of Pa’s website, which, will allow you access to the historical documents relating to the State and Local Task Forces.(PARC, COMPILE, COMPET)”: http://www.thearcpa.org/resources/historicaldocs.html

The Role of Local Task Force Chairs and Vice- Chairs 9-11-12

09/17/2012 - PPT

Amy DeLuca’s PPT Presentation on the Role of LTF Chairs and Vice-Chairs

Basic Overview Of BSE Cyclical Monitoring for LTF Chairs/Co -chairs

08/17/2011 - PPT

This power point presentation gives a brief overview of the cyclical monitoring process followed by the Bureau of Special Education. It is intended to be basic and serves only as a guide for chairs/co chairs of the local task force.