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    PUBLIC NOTICE (Abbreviated)

    Special Education Department

    Andria Deatline Buchman, Director



    Teachers or parents who feel a child is exceptional or is experiencing academic, emotional or physical difficulties may request an evaluation to determine special program needs.  A parent request form is available through the guidance / school psychologists office in each school.  Evaluations are completed throughout the year in every school in the district.



    Southern Lehigh School District provides students with the opportunity to receive services through academic, emotional, and physical support.  Classes for Gifted Support, Learning Support, Emotional Support (7-12), Speech and Language Support, and Life Skills Support (Grades 4-6) are operated by the Southern Lehigh School District.  Carbon-Lehigh Intermediate Unit #21, in cooperation with the school district, operates classes for Life Skills Support (Grades K-3, 7-12), Autistic Support, Emotional Support (Grades K-6), Deaf and Hearing Impaired Support, Blind or Visually Impaired Support, and Pre-School services for at-risk students.  Additional information may be found on the Special Education Department website at (click on “District”, then click on “Departments”, then click on “Special Education Office”).



    Confidentiality is maintained on all personally identifiable information regarding students in accordance with SLSD School Board Policy #216 Educational Records.  This policy can be found on the District website at, click on “District”, then “School Board”, then “Policies”.


    As part of the confidentiality guidelines for the collection, maintenance, release and subsequent destruction of education record for exceptional students, the SOUTHERN LEHIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT INCLUDING HOPEWELL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, LIBERTY BELL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, LOWER MILFORD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, JOSEPH P. LIBERATI INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL 4-6, SOUTHERN LEHIGH MIDDLE SCHOOL 7-8, AND THE SOUTHERN LEHIGH HIGH SCHOOL 9-12, hereby notify parents of their right to inspect, review, and receive a copy of their child’s educational records as stated in the SLSD School Board Policy #216 Educational Records.  Additional information regarding accessing your child’s records is available by calling the Southern Lehigh School District’s Special Education Department at (610) 282-3121 ext. 5501. 




    Additional information can be found on the Special Education Department website at, (click on “District”, then click on “Departments”, then click on “Special Education Office”) or from the Special Education Department, Southern Lehigh School District, 5775 Main Street, Center Valley, PA  18034. Phone: 610-282-3121, ext. 5501.


    Should you need assistance in reading or an explanation in a language other than English in regard to any school related activity, an interpreter will be provided at no cost to you.


    The Southern Lehigh School District is an equal opportunity education institution and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, and handicap in its activities, program, or employment practices as required by Title VI, Title IX, and Section 504.


    For the full notice please click here


    Permission to Evaluate- Request Form 
    * Please complete then mail or fax to the school psychologist at your child's home school
    (school address is available on the district website at, then click on "schools")