Comprehensive Special Education
District 2 is a member of the North DuPage Special Education Cooperative (NDSEC), a comprehensive special education program that provides appropriate services to children ages 3-15 who have exceptional needs. Students who are found eligible for special education services have an Individualized Education Program (IEP) developed annually.
Services are provided to children with disabilities and specialized learning needs identified through evaluation and eligibility procedures. Special education programs and services are provided to those with academic, communication, cognitive and physical disabilities, as well as autism spectrum disorders, social/emotional/behavioral disorders, health impairments, and visual or hearing disabilities, in accordance with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and the Illinois Administrative Code. To the extent possible, the students are educated within the least restrictive environment of their school community.
The District provides special education instruction and related services within its three schools. A student’s IEP team may recommend a student receive services in a program outside of the District when the student’s needs cannot be met in the existing school program. The Illinois School for the Deaf and Illinois School for the Visually Impaired provide educational services for children who are deaf, hard of hearing, blind or visually impaired. For additional information, please contact the Department of Student Services.
Special Education Rules & Procedural Safeguards
Special Education Rules are the official regulations of the State Board of Education governing special education as found in 23 Ill. Admin. Code 226. Parents/guardians who want more information on special education are encouraged to contact Dustin Berman, Assistant Superintendent of Student Services, at 630-766-5940 ext. 1107 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
School-aged BSD2 residents who do not attend District 2 schools have the right to receive services through an individualized service plan if eligible for special education. Itinerant services are agreed upon once per year at the timely and meaningful consultation.
BSD2 Board Policy 6:120
Instruction - Education of Children with Disabilities
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 the School Code, may qualify for services under Section 504 of the federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973 if the child (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.