Downingtown Area School District

  • Expiration of Related Services Contract for Special Education
    On June 30th, 2017, the District's contract for related services (OT,PT, and Speech) within our special education and intervention programs will expire. As a result, our pupil services department has undergone an extensive vetting of multiple related services providers to ensure that moving forward we provide all of our students with related service needs with the highest quality intervention in the most cost-efficient manner for the District's tax-payers. 
    Similar processes were undertaken in 2011 when the District made the decision to transition to our current provider, PTS (Pediatric Therapeutic Services) as well as in 2014 when the District renewed our contract with PTS for an additional three years. 
    We are hoping to have a recommendation on a related services contract for our board of directors at the upcoming April board meeting. If a decision is made to change providers, this timeline will allow for additional communication and dialogue with parents as well as ample time for the provider to prepare for the staffing of Extended School Year for related services.