Right to Education

Local Task Force


Serving the special education students, families, service providers and member school districts of Northeastern Educational Intermediate Unit 19

"
Every child is entitled to an education based on his or her individual needs."


The Local Task Force was set up by a court order in 1972 to assist in improving education for all school-age persons with mental retardation. In 1975, the Right to Education was extended by state regulations to include learning disabilities, physical handicaps, emotional difficulties and hearing, visual, speech, and language impairment. Members of the local task force include parents of children in special education, educators, advocates and service providers of children with special needs, and concerned citizens. The task force is required to have 51 percent parent-consumer membership. We encourage everyone with an interest in the free and appropriate public education of students with special needs to become an active and involved member of the local task force. Working together, we will strive to improve, strengthen, expand, and monitor special education programs and services for all school-aged children with special needs.

Local Task Force meetings are held on the second Tuesday of every month, October, November, February, March, and April from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.  For more information, contact the task force leadership team at:


Jessica Chelik
chelikj@lsbhidei.org
Phone: 570-346-5741

Mary Ann Cartegna
Phone: 570-876-9221

 
2012/2013 School Year Meeting Schedule
 
Date
October 9, 2012
November 13, 2012
February 12, 2013
March 12, 2013
April 9, 2013
 
Location

NEIU Administration Office

NEIU Administration Office

NEIU Administration Office

NEIU Administration Office

NEIU Administration Office

 

 
Information on the State Task Force 2012-2013 Meeting schedule can be accessed here.