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10.10 - Education of Children with Disabilities


ISBE [Illinois State Board of Education] > Special Education Programs > Information for Parents/Guardians

It is the intent of the district to ensure that students who are disabled within the definition of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 or the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act are identified, evaluated and provided with appropriate educational services. 

The School provides a free appropriate public education in the least restrictive environment and necessary related services to all children with disabilities enrolled in the school. The term “children with disabilities” means children between ages 3 and the day before their 22nd birthday for whom it is determined that special education services are needed, except those children with disabilities who turn 22 years of age during the school year are eligible for special education services through the end of the school year. It is the intent of the school to ensure that students with disabilities are identified, evaluated, and provided with appropriate educational services.

A copy of the publication Explanation of Procedural Safeguards Available to Parents of Students with Disabilities may be accessed here.

Students with disabilities who do not qualify for an individualized education program, as required by the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and implementing provisions of this Illinois law, may qualify for services under Section 504 of the federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973 if the student (i) has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, (ii) has a record of a physical or mental impairment, or (iii) is regarded as having a physical or mental impairment.

For further information, please contact:

Lisa Mari, Director of Special Education - General Questions & Middle School Students 

Jane Ferrigan-Wilson, Student Services Coordinator - Pre-K - Mountaintop Program (Birth-5 yrs) - Prevention Initiative (Pregnancy-3 yrs) - Oversees Behavior Interventionists & Social Emotional Learning 

Laura Strange, Special Education Coordinator - Elementary School Students

Karla Richards, Assistant Principal of Educational Services - High School Students 

Lanelle Collins, Special Education Coordinator - Transition Center Students and Out of District Placements 

Round Lake Area Schools Community Unit District 116 Policy 6:120, Education of Children with Disabilities