Local Task Force
The Local Right to Education Task Force of Erie, Crawford and Warren County.
The Local Right to Education Task Force is made up of parents, professionals, and citizen advocates dedicated to the education of all school aged children who receive special education services. Local Task Forces (LTF's) were formed more than twenty years ago to represent the needs and interest of students with intellectual disability and their families. Today, most LTF's have expanded their efforts to include all students with disabilities.
Membership in the Local Task Force is determined at the local level, with a 51% majority of parents/consumers required. Each LTF must have representatives from the Intermediate Unit, the local MH/MR (Mental Health/Mental Retardation Office), the local ARC, school districts, and parents/consumers.
LTF's are actively involved with programs and services for students with disabilities in all school districts across the state and follow procedures outlined in the handbook develop by the State Task Force.
Local Task Force's are available to assist and support students with disabilities and their families. For Erie, Crawford and Warren County they are held at the Northwest Tri-County Intermediate Unit, 252 Waterford Street, Edinboro, PA. The meetings are held on the second Thursday of the months of January, February, March, April, May, September, October and November at 10:00 am. Meetings are open to the public. You are encouraged to attend and participate. If any parent has a question or concern about their child's school program, they may contact the Local Right to Education Task Force Chairperson, Tish Bartlett or phone (814) 455-3540.