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Special Education Compliance

Overview of Special Education Compliance

Special Education Compliance

In accordance with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and Chapters 14 of the State Board Regulations, PDE provides general supervision over all public schools, school districts, and other public education agencies within the state to ensure that each student with a disability receives a Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) and that each family has the benefits of a system of procedural safeguards. The Bureau of Special Education conducts Compliance Monitoring for Continuous Improvement (CMCI) of school districts, charter schools, and early intervention programs to ensure compliance with applicable regulations. 

Midwestern Intermediate Unit can assist your Special Education compliance needs:

  • Training on Writing IEPs Designed for Educational Benefit and Compliance
  • Educational Benefit Review (EBR) training and facilitation
  • File Reviews
  • FSA Review
  • Special Education Secretary Training 
  • PULSE - Principals Understanding How To Lead Special Education
  • Writing a Secondary Transition IEP to meet indicator 13 Compliance


Richael Fertig
Supervisor of Special Education
724.287.4156 ext. 1331

Karen Chambers

Educational Consultant



Jon Weatherby

Educational Consultant

724.652.3302 ext. 215