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Special Education Department

Gwynn Bollinger
Director of Special Education
  • Gwynn BollingerDirector of Special Education and Homeless Liason
  • Melissa Majewski, Secretary.  Contact with any questions.

Please be sure to view and read the Notice of Special Education Services document which is available below. This document includes answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) such as:

  • What types of disability might qualify a child for special education and related services?
  • What programs and services are available for children with disabilities?
  • How do the public schools screen and evaluate children to determine eligibility for special education and related services?
    • Multidisciplinary team evaluation
    • Screening
  • What special rights and protections do children with disabilities and their parents have?
    • Rights and Protections
    • Due Process Hearing Procedures
    • Students Who are Mentally Gifted
    • Student Records

Student Services Links

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Homeless Student Resources

The Fleetwood Area School District believes that homeless youth should have access to free and appropriate public education and wishes to limit the barriers that homeless children may face. Our goal is to have the educational process continue as uninterrupted as possible while children are in homeless situations.

Homeless students are defined as individuals lacking a fixed, regular and nighttime residence, which include students living under the following conditions:

  1. Sharing the housing of other persons due to loss of housing or economic hardship.
  2. Living in motels, hotels, trailer parks or camping grounds due to lack of adequate alternative accommodations.
  3. Living in emergency, transitional or domestic violence shelters.
  4. Abandoned in hospitals.
  5. Awaiting foster care placement.
  6. Living in public or private places not designed for or ordinarily used as regular sleeping accommodations for human beings.
  7. Living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, transportation stations or similar settings.
  8. Living as migratory children in conditions described in previous examples.
  9. Living as run-away children.
  10. Being abandoned or forced out of homes by parents/guardians or caretakers.
  11. Living as school age unwed mothers in houses for unwed mothers if they have no other living accommodations.

 

Below are links to resources with further information and details. Should you have any questions, you can contact the FASD Homeless Liaison, Ms. Gwynn Bollinger at gbollinger@fleetwoodasd.org or 610-944-8111 ext 1301.