Special Education services provide specialized programming for students who have been identified with having a disability under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Once students are evaluated and found eligible for special education, an Individualized Educational Program (IEP) is developed. An IEP is created in collaboration with parents, general education teachers, and special services staff on a yearly basis, minimally. The IEP details the student’s needs as well as what will be done to address those needs. Related services are designed to support students in benefitting from special education and include but are not limited to social work, speech/language therapy, assistive technology, occupational and/or physical therapy, and/or adaptive physical education. It is important to note that related services are determined based on educational needs and differ in eligibility and services that may be provided within a medical model.
If you have concerns about your child's development or progress in school, or are concerned your child may have a disability, please contact the Director of Student Services.
Rights of Parents of Student Receiving Special Education (June 2022)
Avisio de Salavaguardias Procesales para Padres/Tutores de Alumnos con Discapacidades (Junio 2022)
ISBE Required Notice and Consent Forms
Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) Homepage on Special Education
LaGrange Area Department of Special Education (LADSE)
Komarek School District is a member of the LaGrange Area Department of Special Education (LADSE). LADSE is a cooperative of local elementary and high school districts. Member districts combine resources to provide appropriate services for students who reside within the cooperative.