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District Programs and Operational Information » Protected Handicapped Students

Protected Handicapped Students

A protected handicapped student is a school age student with a physical or mental disability, which substantially limits or prohibits participation in or access to any aspect of the school program.

In compliance with State and Federal Law, Punxsutawney Area School District will provide to each protected handicapped student without discrimination or cost to the student or family, those related aids, services, or accommodations which are needed to provide equal opportunity to participate in and obtain the benefits of the school program and extracurricular activities to the maximum extent appropriate to the student"s abilities. These services and protections for the "protected handicapped student" are distinct from those applicable to all eligible or exceptional students enrolled (or seeking enrollment) in special education programs.