Special Education

  • Special Education Word Cloud
     
    Core PurposeIn partnership with our families and communities, Community Unit School District 308 will educate all students to reach their highest potential.
     
    Vision
    • All students are general education students first
    • Special education is a service for students with an identified disability
    • Special educators (including related service providers) utilize specialized instruction for the purpose of acquiring the necessary skills to master grade level standards 
     

     



  • Remote Learning Information For Parents of Students With Disabilities

    (IEP and 504 Plans)

     

    Letter from the Illinois State Board of Education 3-27-2020

    https://www.isbe.net/Documents/ISBE-Remote-Learning-Days-Begin-March-31.pdf

     

    Remote Learning Recommendations During COVID-19 Emergency  3-27-2020 

    https://www.isbe.net/Documents/RL-Recommendations-3-27-20.pdf

     

    US Department of Education Questions and Answers on Providing Services to Children with Disabilities During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Outbreak (March 2020)

    Summary: The IDEA, Section 504, and Title II of the ADA do not specifically address a situation in which elementary and secondary schools are closed for an extended period of time (generally more than 10 consecutive days) because of exceptional circumstances, such as an outbreak of a particular disease. If an LEA continues to provide educational opportunities to the general student population during a school closure, the school must ensure that students with disabilities also have equal access to the same opportunities, including the provision of FAPE. (34 CFR §§ 104.4, 104.33 (Seccion 504) y 28 CFR § 35.130 (Title II of the ADA)). SEAs, LEAs, and schools must ensure that, to the greatest extent possible, each student with a disability can be provided the special education and related services identified in the student’s IEP developed under IDEA, or a plan developed under Section 504. (34 CFR §§ 300.101 and 300.201 (IDEA), and 34 CFR § 104.33 (Section 504)).The Department understands there may be exceptional circumstances that could affect how a particular service is provided. In addition, an IEP Team and, as appropriate to an individual student with a disability, the personnel responsible for ensuring FAPE to a student for the purposes of Section 504, would be required to make an individualized determination as to whether compensatory services are needed under applicable standards and requirements.

     

    To view documents released by the US Department of Education related to COVID-19 school closures and students with disabilities click on the links below: 

    https://sites.ed.gov/idea/idea-files/q-and-a-providing-services-to-children-with-disabilities-during-the-coronavirus-disease-2019-outbreak/#Q-A-1 

    https://sites.ed.gov/idea/files/qa-covid-19-03-12-2020.pdf

     


Special Education Team Members