Act 66 of 2021 Student Grade Level Retainment
Notification Form for the 2021-22 School year
On June 30, 2021, Governor Tom Wolf signed Act 66 of 2021 into law.
This Act permits the following for the 2021-22 school year:
– A student who was enrolled during the 2020-21 school year may repeat their 2020-21 school year
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; and
A student with a disability who was enrolled during the 2020-21 school year and turned age 21 (either
during the 2020-21 school year or between the end of the 2020-21 and the beginning of the 2021-22
school year) may attend a school entity during the 2021-22 school year and receive services as
outlined in their most recent Individualized Education Program (IEP) with all the protections under the
Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).
– To qualify to repeat a grade level, a student had to be enrolled in one of the following school entities in
Pennsylvania during the 2020-21 school year: a school district, intermediate unit, career and technical
education center, charter school, cyber charter school, regional charter school, or nonpublic school.
Parents/guardians interested in re-enrolling their child under the above options for the 2021-22 school year
must submit this Act 66 of 2021 Student Grade Level Retainment Notification Form to the district and/or
school that the student will attend in the 2021-22 school year on or before July 15, 2021. Do not submit
the form to the Department of Education (PDE).
Click Here to Download the form – Act 66 of 2021 Student Grade Level Retainment Notification Form for the 2021-22 School Year