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 part of the full continuum of
services available to students with special needs.
district currently has 25 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 Project
Choices which is the 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.