Introduction to Pupil Services in District 35
The District 35 philosophy supports a belief that all students can be served in a general educational setting to the degree it serves their special needs and allows for the natural progression of the general education program. Each building based Pupil Services Team assists general educators in meeting students’ individual needs across educational settings. Parents are an integral part of the team and are encouraged to participate in all aspects of their child’s education. Building-based Pupil Service Teams consist of the Principal, Social Worker, School Psychologist, Occupational Therapist, Reading Specialist, Speech and Language Therapist, School Nurse, General and Special Education Teachers, and Director of Pupil Services.
A wide array of supports and services are available within the Glencoe School District through the Pupil Services Department. The Department supports the identification of students who may be eligible for 504 Plans, Individualized Educational Plans (IEP) and Response to Intervention Plans (RTI). Teachers, related service team members, and parents can make referrals to the Pupil Service Team.
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.
District 35 is a member of the True North Educational Cooperative 804. This affiliation allows each member district access to additional support services and programs to meet the needs of students.