Act 66 of 2021 - Student Grade Level Retainment notification

  • The Pennsylvania General Assembly has passed legislation that will allow parents and students new options concerning the upcoming 2021-2022 school year. On June 30, Governor Wolf signed Act 66 of 2021 (Act 66) into law. Parents of students with disabilities who attained age 21 during the 2020-2021 school year or who will attain age 21 during this summer can elect an additional year of education during 2021-2022. Parents of all students, and students themselves if they are 18, can elect retention during the 2021-2022 school year at the grade level they were in during the 2020-2021 school year. The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) will post the Act 66 of 2021 Student Grade Level Retainment Notification Form for making either of these elections available on its website on July 6, 2021. Additional information and PDE’s FAQ’s on Act 66 of 2021 can be accessed via the following LINK


    Individuals who wish to take advantage of Act 66 must download, complete, and submit the Act 66 of 2021 Student Grade Level Retainment Notification Form EITHER digitally via email to or in-person at the Southern Lehigh School District Central Office Building (5775 Main Street, Center Valley, PA 18034) to the Teaching and Learning Office by 3:45 P.M. on Thursday, July 15, 2021. 


    ** Please note that the Pennsylvania General Assembly set the requirements that the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) create and share the forms to be used when making this election and set the deadline of Thursday, July 15, 2021 for submission.