Section 6: Parental Notifications

Section 6: Parental Notifications

Accommodating Individuals with Disabilities

(refer to Board Policy 8:70)
Individuals with disabilities shall be provided an opportunity to participate in all school-sponsored services, programs, or activities on an equal basis and will not be subject to illegal discrimination. Where necessary, the District may provide to persons with disabilities separate or different aids, benefits, or services from, but as effective as, those provided to others.

The District will provide auxiliary aids and services where necessary to afford individuals with disabilities equal opportunity to participate in or enjoy the benefits of a service, program, or activity. Each service, program, or activity operated in existing facilities shall be readily accessible to, and useable by, individuals with disabilities. New construction and alterations to facilities existing before January 26, 1992, will be accessible when viewed in their entirety.

The Superintendent is designated the Americans With Disabilities Act, Title II Coordinator and, in that capacity, is directed to:
1. Oversee the District's compliance efforts, recommend necessary modifications to the Board, and maintain the District's final Title II self-evaluation document and keep it available for public inspection, for at least 3 years after its completion date.
2. Institute plans to make information regarding Title II's protection available to any interested party.
Individuals with disabilities should notify the Superintendent or Building Principal if they have a disability, which will require special assistance or services and, if so, what services are required. This notification should occur as far as possible before the school-sponsored function, program, or meeting.

Individuals with disabilities may allege a violation of this policy or federal law by reporting it to the Superintendent, as the Title II Coordinator, or by filing a grievance under the Uniform Grievance Procedure.

Complaint Managers

Jessica Donato
Northbrook School District 28
1475 Maple Ave.,
Northbrook, IL 60062

Scott Meek
Northbrook School District 28
1475 Maple Ave.,
Northbrook, IL 60062

Education of Children with Disabilities

(refer to Board Policy 6:120)
The District shall provide a free appropriate public education in the least restrictive environment and necessary related services to all children with disabilities enrolled in the District, as required by the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and implementing provisions of The School Code, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans With Disabilities Act. The term “children with disabilities,” as used in this policy, means children between ages 3 and 15 (inclusive) for whom it is determined, through definitions and procedures described in the Illinois State Board of Education’s Special Education rules, that special education services are needed.

It is the intent of the District to ensure that students who are disabled within the definition of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 are identified, evaluated, and provided with appropriate educational services. Students may be disabled within the meaning of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act even though they do not require services pursuant to the IDEA.

Questions regarding special education should be addressed to the following:

Grades pre-K – 5:
Dr. Jenna Duffy, Elementary Assistant Director of Student Services (847) 504-3848

Grades 6 – 8:
Dr. Heather Schultz, Jr. High Assistant Director of Student Services (847) 504-3503