The Four Tops: Your Primary Responsibilities in Limiting Special Education Liability

January 26, 2012
Fox Rothschild LLP
West Philadelphia Achievement Charter Elementary School6701 Callowhill Street
Philadelphia, PA 19151

Noon to 1:30 p.m.

Lunch will be served

Charter schools in Pennsylvania, like all other public schools, are responsible for providing a free and appropriate public education (FAPE) to all enrolled students with disabilities. Join us as we highlight the principal factors charter schools must consider as they seek to mitigate their risk of liability related to the provision of such special education services to qualifying students.

Our speakers – who include a former teacher with the School District of Philadelphia – are known for their in-depth insight into special education issues confronted by charter schools in Pennsylvania and will hone in on the "four tops:"

  1. Child Find: Identification and location of students who are in need of special education and related services
  2. Evaluations: Initial eligibility evaluations, reevaluations, evaluation reports and parental consent
  3. Programming: IEP drafting, meetings and implementation
  4. Placement: What it means to provide a free and appropriate public education

Download the flyer (pdf file) to post at your charter school to alert faculty and administration.


Mark W. Fitzgerald, Esq.
Fox Rothschild LLP

Fox Rothschild LLP

Pamela L. Halpern, Esq.
Fox Rothschild LLP

Opening remarks will be delivered by Stacy Phillips, CEO of West Philadelphia Achievement Charter Elementary School.


Register by January 19th for this program by clicking here.

For questions please contact Maria Ockenhouse (215.299.2819).