Chapter 15: Protected Handicapped Students

In compliance with state and federal law, the Stroudsburg Area School District will provide to each protected handicapped student without discrimination or cost to the student or family, those related aids, services or accommodations which are needed to provide equal opportunity to participate in and obtain the benefits of the school program and extracurricular activities to the maximum extent appropriate to the student’s abilities. 

In order to qualify as a protected handicapped student, the child must be of school age with a physical or mental disability, which substantially limits or prohibits participation in or access to an aspect of the school program.  These services and protections for “protected handicapped students” are distinct from those applicable to all eligible or exceptional students enrolled or seeking enrollment in special education programs.  If you think your child may be in need of services through Chapter 15, contact his/her guidance counselor and/or building principal.