• Students with Disabilities
    District 31 complies with the provisions of the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and provides a Free Appropriate Public Education, (FAPE). Special education and related services are provided to address the adverse effect(s) of the disability on a student’s education. Students already identified as having a disability and receiving special education services are provided with an Individual Education Program (IEP) created by student’s educational team and parents. Careful consideration and planning occurs during the student’s IEP meeting to ensure the student’s needs are being met in the Least Restrictive Environment.

    Parent Rights 
    After receiving a request for an evaluation, District 31 will determine whether an evaluation is warranted within 14 days. Click the link below for the Notice of Procedural Safeguards for Parents/Guardians of Students with Disabilities.  Click here for information.

    Parent Partnership Meetings
    Learn about meetings and presentations meant to help families of Special Education Students. Learn more here

    Discipline of Special Education Students
    District 31 complies with the provisions of the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) when disciplining special education students. No special education student shall be expelled if the student’s particular act of gross disobedience or misconduct is a manifestation of his or her disability.

    If a student is suspended for less than 10 days, the District shall follow the same due process procedures as are applicable to non-handicapped students and the District 31 Student Board of Education policy.

    ISBE 2020 -2021 FAQ for Parents of Students with Disabilities
    ISBE Parent Guide for Special Education

    *Please contact Dr. Janine Gruhn with any questions you may have regarding the District 31 Special Education Department. jgruhn@district31.net 847-313-4411.