Special Education Notifications
Interpretation services are available at Special Education/IEP meetings for parents whose native language is other than English, or who are deaf, to assist with participation in the meeting. If you would like an interpreter at your child’s Special Education/IEP meeting, please request an interpreter by contacting the Director of Student Services. You have the right to request that the interpreter serve no other role in the IEP meeting other than as an interpreter and the District will make reasonable efforts to fulfill this request. Please also contact the Director of Student Services with questions about interpretation services.
- With a parent’s consent, the School District may access Medicaid or other public benefits or insurance programs in which the parent’s child participates and provide the child’s personally identifiable information to Medicaid or other public benefits or insurance programs in order to provide or pay for IEP services, to the extent permitted under the other public benefits or insurance programs.
- The School District may not require a parent to sign up for or enroll in public benefits or insurance programs in order for the parent’s child to receive IEP services.
- The School District may not require the parent to incur out-of-pocket expenses such as the payment of a deductible or co-pay amount incurred in filing a claim for services, other than any cost that the parent would otherwise be required to pay.
- The School District may not use a child’s benefits under a public benefits or insurance program if that use would decrease available lifetime coverage or any other insured benefit; or result in the family paying for services that would otherwise be covered by the public benefits or insurance program and that are required for the child outside of the time he/she is in school; or increase premiums or lead to the discontinuation of benefits or insurance; or risk loss of eligibility for home and community-based waivers, based on aggregate health-related expenditures.
- A parent’s refusal to allow the School District to access Medicaid or other public benefits or insurance programs does not relieve the District of its responsibility to ensure that all required IEP services are provided to the child at no cost to the parent. Likewise, the withdrawal of consent or refusal to provide consent under 34 C.F.R. Part 99 and Part 300 to disclose personally identifiable information to Medicaid or other public benefits or insurance programs does not relieve the School District of its responsibility to ensure that all required services are provided at no cost to the child.
- A parent has the right under 34 C.F.R. Part 99 and Part 300 to withdraw his/her consent to access Medicaid or other public benefits or insurance programs and/or to disclose his/her child’s personally identifiable information to Medicaid or other public benefits or insurance programs at any time.
Provision of Related Service Logs for Students receiving Special Education/Related Services:
Students with disabilities may receive related services as part of their individual education programs (IEPs). Komarek SD 94 will maintain related service logs that record the type and number of minutes of the related service(s) administered to such students. Copies of any related service logs will be available to parents/guardians at their child’s annual review IEP meeting. Parents/guardians of students with disabilities may also request copies of their child’s related service logs at any time.
Policy and Procedure for Use of Restraint/Time Out
Consistent with Illinois law and Komarek School District No. 94 Board Policy, the District may use isolated time out, time out, and physical restraint interventions when a student’s behavior presents an imminent danger of serious physical harm to the student or others, other less restrictive and intrusive measures have been tried and proven ineffective in stopping the imminent danger of serious physical harm, there is no known medical contraindication to its use on the student, and the school staff member or members applying the intervention have been trained in its safe application consistent with the Illinois School Code.
Isolated time out, time out, or physical restraint shall not be used as discipline or punishment, convenience for staff, retaliation, a substitute for appropriate educational or behavioral support, a routine safety matter, or to prevent property damage in the absence of imminent danger of serious physical harm to the student or others.
The District adopts the Illinois State Board of Education’s rules, codified at 23 Illinois Administrative Code 1.285, as its written procedure to be followed by staff for the use of isolated time out, time out, and physical restraint. Please refer to the Komarek School District Board of Education Policy Manual for more information. As part of this, Komarek School has an oversight team that meets yearly to review and revise the district's RTO Reduction Plan. Please contact the designated school official below if you would like to discuss or review this plan, For more information on restraint and time out, including the Parent Bill of Rights, please refer to the guidance posted on the ISBE website, here.
Designated School Official: Dr. Diane Janka, Director of Student Services, is the designated school official who will be informed of all incidents and maintain the documentation required under the Illinois School Code and its regulations.