The Central Dauphin School District is committed to providing high quality special education programs and services through the provision of a Free and Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) to all qualifying students. Parents are welcomed and valued as team members who work with the public school staff in determining eligibility for, and the provision of, special education services. It is the responsibility of the multidisciplinary team to recommend to the Individualized Education Program Team the most appropriate education considerations in the least restrictive environment. Once a student is eligible and in need of special education services, an Individualized Educational Program (IEP) is developed to determine the extend of services appropriate for that student. The IEP is the basis for all educational programming and instruction for eligible students in the public school setting. Special Education Services are provided in accordance with the Special Education Plan as submitted to the Pennsylvania Department of Education.