Student Grade Level Retainment (Act 66 of 2021)
July 6, 2021
On June 30, 2021, Governor Tom Wolf signed Act 66 of 2021 into law.
This Act permits the following for the 2021-22 school year:
- A student who was enrolled during the 2020-21 school year may repeat their 2020-21 school year grade level in an effort to make up for any lost educational opportunities due to the COVID-19 pandemic, even if the student met the requirements to be promoted to the next grade; and
- A student with a disability who was enrolled during the 2020-21 school year and turned age 21 (either during the 2020-21 school year or between the end of the 2020-21 and the beginning of the 2021-22 school year) may attend a school entity during the 2021-22 school year and receive services as outlined in their most recent Individualized Education Program (IEP) with all the protections under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).
To qualify to repeat a grade level, a student had to be enrolled in one of the following school entities in Pennsylvania during the 2020-21 school year: a school district, intermediate unit, career and technical education center, charter school, cyber charter school, regional charter school, or nonpublic school.
Parents/guardians interested in re-enrolling their child under the above options for the 2021-22 school year must submit this Act 66 of 2021 Student Grade Level Retainment Notification Form to us on or before July 15, 2021.
To submit your completed form, send it to our Chief Executive Officer, Carol Domb, at firstname.lastname@example.org.