Parent Support – Local Task Force

The Local Task Force for the Right to Education (LTF) serves parents in Bradford, Lycoming, Sullivan and Tioga Counties. We hope to be able to contribute insightful recommendations that will improve, strengthen and help expand services for students with special needs. We provide resources, referrals, information and networking for and between our members and the community. We desire to foster strong, solid working foundations between parents and their school district’s officials, so that everyone who is invested in the education of a student receiving special education services is able to function as a team to obtain the best possible education for the student.

Should you have any questions, please contact the Local Task Force at 570-323-8561 Ext. 1007.

Our Mission Statement

Our Mission Statement: To support children and families in our community by providing leadership, information, training and encouragement.

Meeting Dates and Times

Local Task Force meetings are open to the public, please find topics and meeting dates / times below

November 6th • 1:00 – 2:30
Special Education Law, What is the Local Task Force?
BLaST IU17 • Canton Office – 33 Springbrook Dr.

December 11th • 6:00 – 7:30
Multi-Tiered System of Support, Measuring Student Achievement
BLaST IU17 • Williamsport Office – 2400 Reach Rd.

January 8th • 6:00 – 7:30
BLaST IU17 • Williamsport Office – 2400 Reach Rd.

March 18th • 1:00 – 2:30
BLaST IU17 • Canton Office – 33 Springbrook Dr.

May 13th • 6:00 – 7:30
Supporting Challenging Student Behaviors
BLaST IU17 • Williamsport Office – 2400 Reach Rd.


Contact Us:

Local Task Force #17
BLaST IU17 PO Box 3609
Williamsport, Pa. 17701
1-570-323-8561 x1007

Professional Chairperson:

Jeffrey D. Pelly, Educational Consultant

Parent Chairperson:

Melissa Strayer