Special Education/Section 504
Special Education in District 69
Skokie District 69 believes students with disabilities are contributing members of our diverse community. In partnership with families, District 69 will provide meaningful inclusive educational experiences that promote student growth, independence, and attainment of individualized goals in their neighborhood schools.
An important responsibility of the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) is to eliminate discrimination on the basis of disability against students with disabilities. Under the Section 504 regulations District 69 provides a “free appropriate public education” (FAPE) to each qualified student with a disability who is in the school district’s jurisdiction, regardless of the nature or severity of the disability. Under Section 504, FAPE consists of the provision of regular or special education and related aids and services designed to meet the student’s individual educational needs as adequately as the needs of nondisabled students are met.
Students with disabilities who do not qualify for an Individualized Education Program (“IEP”) may qualify for services under Section 504 of the Federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973, if the student: (1) has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, (2) has a record of a physical or mental impairment, or (3) is regarded as having a physical or mental impairment. If you believe your student meets one of the above categories and requires reasonable accommodations, you may contact the Director of Special Services, Kristine Joaquin Schubert, at 847-675-7666 for more information regarding the identification, assessment, and placement of your student.