Welcome to the Pupil Personnel Services Department

The Erie School District assures that a free and appropriate public education is provided to all eligible students residing within the district.

Programs for students in need of specially designed instruction; accommodations and/or modification to access curriculum and school related activities are made available to all eligible students.  We offer a continuum of services for students with disabilities that begins with full inclusion in the child’s home school and class to separate programs within other schools in which peers without disabilities would not participate. Special education services are provided to eligible students at no cost to parents to assist them in reaching their maximum learning potential. Students are identified as needing special education by a multidisciplinary team (MDT) that includes the parent.  If the MDT team determines that a student has a disability or meets the criteria for gifted ability and needs specially designed instruction, an IEP (Individual Education Plan) team meets to develop specially designed instruction and accommodations/modifications to access the curriculum and school related activities and/or provide enrichment or acceleration within the curriculum.

Parents may request an evaluation if they feel that their child is in need of services.  Please refer to the Special Programs content at left for further information regarding services and programs.

For more information, call 814-874-6050.

Pupil Personnel Department:
Director of Pupil Services Angela Kownacki 874-6116 
Early Intervention Coordinator Tracy Rigazzi 874-6155 
Special Education Supervisor Paul Causgrove 874-6055 
Special Education Supervisor Kristina Bokulich 874-6056 
Special Education Supervisor Linda Cappabianca 874-6058 
School Psychologist Stephanie Kalivoda 874-6103 
School Psychologist Cathy Davis 874-6106 
School Psychologist Jennifer Hunt 874-6107 
School Psychologist Barb Famageltto 874-6113 
School Psychologist LuAnn Gatti 874-6114 
School Psychologist Chris Marz 874-6108