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Special Education Services

Early Childhood Screenings

Glencoe School District #35 will be offering early childhood development screenings for children birth through 5 years of age. The screenings are open to Glencoe residents who have concerns about their child’s development in the areas of: speech-language, fine motor skills, concept development, and/or social/emotional growth. Vision and hearing screenings are also provided. We ask that children participate in all components of the screening. These early childhood screenings are being conducted in an effort to identify children who may benefit from special education services and/or consultation during early development. The screening is not designed to determine kindergarten readiness. Screenings will be held in fall and spring each year.

To schedule a screening please contact Kim Badie at 847-835-7838.

If you have questions about the process or specific questions about your child please contact Valerie Lamberti, Director of Pupil Services, via email at


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. 

For more information about the Pupil Service Department please contact Valerie Lamberti, Director of Pupil Services at 847-835-7800 or via email at