Senate Majority Policy Committee

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Public Hearing

Special Education - Challenges Facing Pennsylvania School Districts

Wednesday, January 23, 2013
9 a.m.
Hearing Room #1, North Office Building


9:00 a.m.  Opening remarks -- Senator Edwin B. Erickson, Chairman
9:05 a.m.

Upper Darby School District (Delaware County)

  • Louis F. DeVlieger, Superintendent

  • Mary Cedrone, Director of Special Education Services

  • Daniel P. McGarry, Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction

  • Edward J. Smith, Director of Business Management

9:30 a.m.

Lewisburg Area School District (Union County)


9:45 a.m. 

PA Association of School Administrators

  • Sherri L. Smith, Ed.D., Superintendent Lower Dauphin School District (Dauphin County)


10:00 a.m. 

Education Policy and Leadership Center


10:15 a.m. 

  North Allegheny School District (Allegheny County)

  • Arleen Wheat, Ed.D., Assistant Superintendent for Special Education and Pupil Services


10:30 a.m.

Education Law Center


10:45 a.m.  Closing remarks and Adjournment

Written Testimony:





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