Parent Rights & Resources

  • As the parent/guardian of a student or adult student with a disability who is receiving or may be eligible to receive special education and related services, you have rights which are safeguarded by state and federal law.

    Notice of Procedural Safeguards For Parents/Guardians of Students with Disabilities
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    Los Derechos de Padres   
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    Requests for Service Logs
    School personnel who provide related services to students are required to maintain written logs that contain the service provided, the date and the number of minutes administered. These related service logs must be provided to parents/guardians during the student’s annual review IEP meeting and also anytime upon request. These service logs are considered part of a student’s temporary school records.  If you would like to request a copy of the service logs pertaining to your child, please contact Dr. Debra Barton, Executive Director of Special Services at dbarton@d15.org or 779-244-1050. 

    Educational Rights and Responsibilities: Understanding Special Education in Illinois is a document, developed by the Illinois State Board of Education for parents and others to learn about the educational rights of children who have disabilities and receive special education services.

    Educational Rights and Responsibilities: Understanding Special Education in Illinois 
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    Sus Derechos en relación de los academicos 
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    Section 504 Services

    Students with disabilities who do not qualify for an individualized education program under the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, 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. Questions about the identification, assessment, and placement of students should be directed to Dr. Debra Barton, Executive Director of Special Services at dbarton@d15.org or 779-244-1050.