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Special Education

Mission
Provide educational opportunities that will allow all students to reach their academic potential.

Vision
Offer programs and services that are prescriptive for students identified as needing individualized interventions. The interventions will be:

Scientific researched-based
Offered in the least restrictive environment
 
Delivered by highly qualified staff with the necessary instructional resources to support best instructional practices monitored to determine the degree of student progress

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

About us
Rich Township High School District 227 is committed to providing a Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) in the least restrictive environment with full educational opportunities to children with disabilities, between the ages of fourteen through twenty-one, 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), School District 227 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 SPEED Cooperative which assists the school district in fulfilling its obligation to the district’s special needs population. If necessary, students may also be placed in nonpublic special education programs or special education facilities.

CONTACT INFORMATION

District Office

Jacalyn Bailey-Moss
Director of Special Education
(708) 679-5640

Julia Lindholm
Secretary to Director of Special Education
(708) 679-5646

Mattelyn Collins
Secretary to Director of Special Education
(708) 679-5647
Campus Special Education Staff
Special Education Services
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