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    The Special Education Department provides a wide range of educational experiences offering equal opportunities and meets the individual needs of each student.  All children can learn when given a strong foundation of educational experiences in cooperation with our surrounding community.  The Danville Area School District creates a safe and stimulating teaching and learning environment that produces lifelong learners who are prepared for daily life in a constantly changing society.

  • The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) requires Pennsylvania to ensure that the total number of students assessed in each subject using the PASA does not exceed one percent of the total number of all students in the state assessed on the statewide assessments.  Each local educational agency (LEA) must complete and submit the PASA 1.0 Percent Participation Threshold Justification to BSE if it anticipates that more than 1.0% of its students enrolled in grades 3 – 8 and 11 will be assessed using the PASA.  A list of LEAs who anticipate exceeding the threshold will be made publicly available on the PDE website, in accordance with 34 CFR 200.6 (c) (3) regulations.  LEAs must also make the document publicly available upon request, removing any personally identifiable information. The Danville Area School District anticipates exceeding the 1.0 percent threshold for PASA participation for the 2022-23 testing cycle.  The necessary justification information has been submitted to the Bureau of Special Education.  Questions on participation rates should be directed to Alyssa Wenrich, Director of Special Education at 570-271-3268.

  • Alyssa J. Wenrich
    Director of Special Education


    Dana P. Earnest
    Administrative Assistant to the Director of Special Education


    The Special Education office is located at:

    Danville Primary School
    931 Ironmen Lane
    Danville, PA 17821
    Phone: 570-271-3268 ext. 3719
    Fax: 866-274-6209

    The office operates year round.

    Monday through Friday 6:30 - 3:00

    Summer Hours: 

    Monday through Thursday 6:30-3:30