Transition planning and services are required by federal law (IDEA 2004) and Pennsylvania regulations (Chapter 14) to be addressed in the Individualized Education Program (IEP) of the student in the year in which the student turns 14 years of age. Transition planning strives to build a bridge between school programs and adult services in the areas of post-secondary education or training, employment, and independent living. These "post-school outcomes" become the focus of a student's Individualized Education Plan from the age of 14 through graduation.
Transition planning involves a partnership between the student, the family, school district, adult services and program providers, and the community. Butler Area School District is dedicated to providing supports and services to students and their families that build upon student interests, abilities, and goals for their future. Please visit the various links on this page to learn more about opportunities within school district programming, adult agencies such as the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation, and parent trainings and workshops.