Exceptional Children

The Office of Exceptional Children provides students, families and schools with the supports and assistance to ensure success for every student. Our mission is to provide our students with a continuum of high quality education and related services that meets their unique needs and ensures that they gain the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to go to college, pursue 21st Century careers, and become independent and productive citizens.

It is our department’s vision that all students receive a full continuum of services and a rigorous, high quality education that prepares them for success in college, careers, community life, and independent living.

Therefore, in Office of Exceptional Children, we believe all students must:

  • Have access to equal and appropriate educational opportunities in safe, orderly general education settings in schools as close to home as possible;
  • Be welcomed and respected as members of the school community; and,
  • Be provided high quality, rigorous and relevant instruction.

Under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 2004, every state must report annually to the public on the performance of each local educational agency (LEA) on the targets established in the State Performance Plan. To view the Dover Area School District's report, please visit https://penndata.hbg.psu.edu/Public-Reporting/SEDR-Report-Dashboard and select Dover Area SD from the dropdown list.

Attention Parents/Guardians, Former Students, Eligible (Adult) Students:

Special Education records which have been collected by the Dover Area School District (DASD) related to the identification, evaluation, educational placement, or the provision of Special Education in the district, must be maintained under state and federal laws for a period of six years after Special Education services have ended for the student.  Special education services end when the student no longer is eligible for services, graduates, or completes his or her educational program at age. 

After six (6) years, the records are no longer useful to the district and will be destroyed. However, they may be useful to the parent/guardian or former student in applying for Social Security benefits, rehabilitation services, college entrance, etc.  The parent/guardian or eligible (adult) student may request a copy of the records in writing or in person at the following address:

101 Edgeway Road

Dover, PA 17315

(717) 292-3671 x80114

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Nondiscrimination Policy and Statement The Dover Area School District is an equal opportunity institution.  It will not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability in admission to its programs, services, or activities, in access to them, in the treatment of individuals, or any aspect of its operations, including its employment practices, as required by Title VI, Title IX, and Section 504. The lack of English skills shall not be a barrier to admission or participation in the district's activities and programs. The district offers CTE programs in Business, STEM, Visual Communications, and Agriculture. For information regarding civil rights or grievance procedure, contact Dr. Troy Wiesting, Title IX Coordinator, [email protected] or 717-292-8066. For information regarding Section 504, contact Mrs. Jamie Snyder, Director of Exceptional Children,[email protected], or 717-292-3671.