The District shall provide a free appropriate public education and
necessary related services to all children with disabilities residing
within the District, required under the Individuals With Disabilities
Education Act ("IDEA") and implementing provision of The School Code, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans With Disabilities Act.
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 are identified, evaluated and provided with appropriate
educational services. Students may be disabled within the meaning of
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act even though they do not require
services pursuant to the IDEA.
For students eligible for services under IDEA, the District shall
follow procedures for identification, evaluation, placement, and
delivery of services to children with disabilities provided in the
Illinois State Board of Education’s Special Education rules.
For those students who are not eligible for services under IDEA, but,
because of disability as defined by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation
Act of 1973, need or are believed to need special instruction or related
services, the District shall establish and implement a system of
procedural safeguards. The safeguards shall cover students’
identification, evaluation, and educational placement. This system
shall include notice, an opportunity for the student’s
parent(s)/guardian(s) to examine relevant records, an impartial hearing
with opportunity for participation by the student’s
parent(s)/guardian(s), representation by counsel, and a review
If necessary, students may also be placed in nonpublic special education programs or education facilities.
Adopted: June 8, 1998
Revised: January 20, 2009