Allentown School District offers IEP and GIEP Focused Workshop


ASD offers IEP and GIEP Focused Workshop

Workshop is part of the District’s “Parent University”
Allentown, PA (February 19, 2016)   As part of the Allentown School District’s “Parent University,” the District will be hosting the Understanding the Individualized Educational Plan (IEP) & Gifted Individualized Educational Plan (GIEP) Workshop on Wednesday, February 24. The workshop is FREE and open to all ASD parents and guardians; and will be held at Raub Middle School from 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Participants will be provided with information on pre evaluation, evaluation, and management of the IEP/GIEP.  The presentation will include limitations, scenarios and a brief overview of the special education process in the Allentown School District.

ASD’s “Parent University” was created to offer parents and guardians the opportunity to attend workshops focused on insightful information on a variety of educational and healthy topics that would be of benefit to their students and families.

The remaining workshops are scheduled as follows:

  • March 16; 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. at Dieruff High School Media Center: Keystone and Pennsylvania State Standardized Assessment (PSSA)
  • April 6; 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.; Location TBD: How to connect with ASD services/supports
  • April 20; 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at Harrison Morton Middle School Auditorium: Healthy Minds/ Healthy Bodies
  • May 11; 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. at South Mountain Middle School: Social Emotional Learning/ Restorative Practices

Raub Middle School is located at 102 South St. Cloud Street, Allentown

About Allentown School District

ASD serves more than 16,000 students in a network of 22 early childhood, elementary, middle and high schools located throughout the City of Allentown, PA. The Allentown School District is the third largest urban school district out of 500 districts in the Commonwealth. A shared vision of the community, parents, guardians, staff and faculty focuses on “Empowering Students for Life,” providing ASD students with the skills and academics they need to realize their aspirations whether they be college, career or technical focus. ASD goals are aligned and compatible with the Pathways to Success Framework while providing a balanced education to all students. Allentown School District employs approximately 2,200 teachers, staff and administrators. The District, founded in 1866 and celebrating its Sesquicentennial throughout 2015-2016, serves students from 43 countries speaking 26 languages with nearly 90 percent of households qualifying as low income. ASD is committed to providing safe learning environments in which all students have equal access to education programs and resources.                                                         

Kimberly Golden Benner
Director of Communications
Allentown School District