North Hills School District News Article

PA students able to repeat grade amid COVID-19 pandemic

Posted Tuesday, July 6, 2021

On June 30, Governor Tom Wolf signed Act 66 of 2021 into law. Act 66 permits students who were enrolled during the 2020-21 school year to repeat their grade level in an effort to make up for any lost educational opportunities due to the COVID-19 pandemic, even if the student met the requirements to be promoted to the next grade level.

Additionally, Act 66 permits a student with a disability who was enrolled during the 2020-21 school year and turned age 21 during the 2020-21 school year, or between the end of the 2020-21 and the beginning of the 2021-22 school year, to attend a school entity during the 2021-22 school year and receive services as outlined on their most recent Individualized Education Program (IEP) with all the protections under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).

For complete information or to re-enroll your child, visit

Additional information is also posted on the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s website.

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