- Notice of Discrimination of Grievance Procedure - The Allegheny Valley School District has established a comprehensive grievance procedure for complaints of sexual discrimination, sexual harassment, and discrimination on the basis of physical or mental handicap. The procedure is in accordance with Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Any Allegheny Valley student or employee, or any individual or group acting in behalf of a student or employee (male or female), may file a grievance of sexual discrimination or sexual harassment with the district's Title IX Coordinator or the district Superintendent. Any handicapped student or employee may file a grievance of discrimination on the basis of physical or mental handicap with the district's 504 coordinator Dr. Gabriel Ziccarelli, 300 Pearl Avenue, Cheswick, PA 15024, 724-274-5300. Persons with complaints may obtain a copy of the grievance procedure and form from the district's coordinators by contacting the Title IX Coordinator.
- Introduction to Early Intervention Services - Services for special needs children below school age, who reside in suburban Allegheny County, are provided through two different systems linked by a transition process. Birth through age two programming is provided through the PA Department of Welfare (DPW) funding and is coordinated by the Alliance for Infants and Toddlers, Inc. Children who are three years old to school entry age are provided services through the PA Department of Education (PDE) funding. This preschool program is presently coordinated by the Allegheny Intermediate Unit's Early Childhood and Family Support Services program, DART. The program options include possible placement in approved private schools, selected private provider agencies, Head Start, or DART's own programs. Services can be provided in homes, community preschools, daycares, and early intervention classrooms. Developmental screening and in-depth evaluation is provided throughout the year. These services can be accessed by calling the DART office. Once in the early intervention program, the child continues until either age-appropriate levels are achieved or the child reaches school entry age for his/her school district. At that point, the transition to school age process, coordinated with the district special education liaison, begins. For more information, please call:
Alliance for Infants and Toddlers, Inc. 412-431-1905
Allegheny Intermediate Unit
Early Childhood and Family Support Services/DART 412-394-5736
- PDE Screening and Tracking Services - The Allegheny Valley School District invites any parent of a child residing in the district with possible disabilities, or who are in need of special education or related services, to contact the special education liaison at 724-274-5300. Young children experiencing developmental delays or physical or mental disabilities and their families are eligible for early intervention services. At-risk children are eligible for screening and tracking. The Pennsylvania Department of Education provides services to preschool children from ages three through five. Additional information may be obtained by contacting Project DART, 475 East Waterfront Drive, Homestead, PA 15120 412-394-5700.