Act 66 of 2021 Requirements & Resources
Dear Chester Upland School District’s Families:
The General Assembly has passed legislation, called Act 66 of 2021, that allows parents and students new options concerning the upcoming 2021-2022 school term. Parents of students with disabilities who attained age 21 during the 2020-2021 school term 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 term at the grade level they were in during the 2020-2021 school term. Forms for making either of these elections are available on the district website or on the Website of the Pennsylvania Department of Education at https://www.education.pa.gov/Schools/safeschools/emergencyplanning/COVID-19/SchoolReopeningGuidance/ReopeningPreKto12/Pages/Student-Grade-Level-Retainment-(Act-66).aspx.
The Form must be downloaded, completed, and submitted to Dr. Marchelle Foreman at firstname.lastname@example.org by 11:59 P.M. on July 15, 2021. The Pennsylvania Department of Education has also developed a Questions and Answers document to provide an overview of Act 66 of 2021. These can be found on the link above or by opening the Act 66 of 2021 PDE Questions and Answers document.
Download the Student Grade Level Retainment Notification Form here: Act 66 of 2021 Student Grade Level Retainment Notification Form for the 2021-22 School Year
Download the PDE Questions and Answers here: Act 66 of 2021 - PDE Questions and Answers