Special Services

Welcome to Special Education Services

About Us

South Holland School District 151 is committed to providing a Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) in the least restrictive environment with full educational opportunities to children with disabilities, from birth through primary school aged, regardless of the severity of the disability. Special Education and related services are available to meet the unique needs of students and are specifically designed for each student.

For students eligible for services under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and or 504 disability act, School District 151 will follow procedures for identification, evaluation, placement and delivery of services to children with disabilities provided in the Illinois State Board of Education’s Rules and Regulations to govern the administration of special education.

The district maintains membership in the ECHO Cooperative which assists the school district in fulfilling its obligation to the district’s students with disabilities by providing a continum of of special education services. If necessary, students may also be placed in nonpublic special education programs or special education facilities.

Values:

  1. Treating staff and students with dignity and respect
  2. Creating classrooms that promote active student engagement
  3. Supporting data driven decisions utilizing formative and summative assessments
  4. Offering quality and sustainable professional learning opportunities
  5. Preparing students to meet secondary and post-secondary goals
  6. Promoting positive behavior interventions

Links for Staff:

How to Read your Child's IEP

The following is a brief overview of the IEP documents and where information and services are located. The IEP can be overwhelming to read as a lot of information is contained in the document. This is because many times there are multiple specialists working with a student and each member of the IEP team inputs information into the IEP. Hopefully this overview will help you navigate the IEP document. At any time if you have questions about your child’s IEP or the services he/she is receiving, please contact your child’s case manager.

PDF DocumentHow to Read Your Child’s IEP (Detailed description) 

Co-Teaching Model

A combination of Special Educators and General Educators results in an ubderstanding of all students, enhanced content. access to quality curriculum and support for all who need it.

In an effort to increase the number of students with disabilities who receive their instruction in the general education classroom, the district has implemented a co-teaching model as a part of the full continuum of services available to students with special needs.

The district currently has 12 co-teaching pairs district-wide consisting of one general education and one special education teacher sharing responsibility for instruction in the general education classroom. We have received technical support and teacher training through research based theories which are a LRE (least restrictive environment) initiative through the Illinois State Board of Education. Decisions regarding placement in a co-taught class are made by the IEP team.

 

Dr. Stephanie Jones
Director of Special Services
708-339-4517
Mrs. Julieta Monterroso
Office Manager of Special Services
708-339-4517