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Special Services
Our Promise to You

Recognizing special education is a journey with no true finish lines, just continuous opportunities to grow in a limitless future, the McGuffey School District and Special Services Department has embraced the concept of responsibility, independence and contribution in its delivery of specialized instruction for students with disabilities.

The commitment to children and passion in making a difference, collaboratively, is evident in all aspects of our educational programs. In fact, it is due to the integration of services, outreach to family and community and a strong belief that all students can learn, that our students have acquired the academic, vocational and social/emotional skills needed to transition to adulthood with conviction, self-confidence and competence.

The McGuffey Special Services Department is also committed to meeting the needs of gifted students by ensuring that they are served through an organized program designed to develop their potential through appropriate educational experiences. According to the Pennsylvania Department of Education, “Mentally gifted is defined as outstanding intellectual and creative ability, the development of which requires specially designed programs or support services, or both, not ordinarily provided in the regular education program.” Each student is viewed as an individual with specific strengths and interests. Through the regular education and support staff, educational opportunities for an identified child include varied enrichment and acceleration options.

The Pennsylvania Department of Education has invited parents and students to participate in an online survey as part of our cyclical monitoring process.  Please complete the survey by Friday 9/21/2018.

Parents:                                               https://www.leaderservices.com/_parentsurvey/

Students (ages 14 and older):             https://www.leaderservices.com/_studentsurvey/

More information regarding the survey can be found here.  Please do not hesitate to contact the special services department if you have any questions or need assistance completing the survey.

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Preparation Pays Off!
Months of preparation led to great accomplishments this week for students at McGuffey School District.  Congratulations to our cast, crew, and sponsors on tremendous Annie, Jr.  performances.  Enjoy this and more McGuffey Moments from McGuffey High School! 
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Today's McGuffey Moments features students from across the distrct sharing their new and continued learning experiences.  From making slime to calculating area and perimeter to choosing among different projects to demonstrate preposition proficiency, we have some #HappyHighlanders at McGuffey School District! 
McFriends Bridges Social Barriers at McGuffey

To read the complete article regarding McGuffey's McFriends program, please click on the link below.




Notice: Public Posting of DRAFT Special Education Strategic Plan 2017-2020

In accordance with the process for a school district to approve a new Special Education Strategic Plan, the McGuffey School District has posted a copy of the DRAFT plan for public comment. Hard copies are also available for review at the District Office, located at 90 McGuffey Drive. Comments are requested in writing to the attention of Charissa Rychcik, Supervisor of Special Services, 90 McGuffey Drive, Claysville, PA 15323.

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