Act 66 of 2021 Grade Level Retainment
Information for Parents and Guardians
On June 30, 2021, Governor Tom Wolf signed Act 66 of 2021 (Act 66) into law. Act 66 permits students that 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. This does not apply to students who have graduated with a diploma.
Specifically, parents/guardians and students, at or over the age of 18, have until July 22, 2021, to elect to have their child or themselves repeat a grade level for the 2021-22 school year.
Additionally, Act 66 permits students with disabilities who were 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 school year and the beginning of the 2021-22 school year, to elect an additional year of education during the 2021-22 school.
Deadline to submit a completed Act 66 form is Thursday, July 22, 2021.