IDEA Child Find
Students are identified for special education through a child-find process as required by federal and state guidelines. For students who are 3–5 years old, development screening and services are available through our Preschool Program.
For those students currently attending our K–12 buildings, the district uses a Problem Solving Process to provide early interventions to supplement research-based core instruction for academic and/or behavioral concerns. The building Problem Solving Team regularly reviews classroom performance and assists in connecting students to appropriate interventions. The data from this process then provides the foundation for a Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) approach through academic and behavioral interventions, which may result in a referral for screening and a possible determination of eligibility for special education services.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE MTSS PROCESS IS SPECIFICALLY MANDATED BY THE STATE OF ILLINOIS IN THE DETERMINATION OF A SPECIFIC LEARNING DISABILITY.
Questions or concerns regarding the child find/referral process should be directed to your child’s Principal or Assistant Principal.