Special Services

Special Services Department

1802 Cedar St.                       Phone:  618-943-8376

Lawrenceville, IL  62439    Fax:       618-943-6245


Special Services Coordinator: Kristine Rhinehart

Special Services Secretary:      Vicki Brink

A Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) is required for all children with

disabilities who are between the ages of 3 and 21 and who have not yet

graduated from high school. Students with disabilities may attend school

until the receipt of a high school diploma or until the end of the school year

of their 21st birthday, whichever is earlier.

If your child is having trouble in school, you should contact your building principal

to discuss your concerns. Unit #20 implements the RTI (Response to

Intervention) process by which to assist students who begin to

struggle and have been identified by either a staff member and/or the district’s

universal screening tool. The RTI teams consist of school personnel that

review concerns in the areas of academics and behavior in an attempt to change

or improve student performance. A child who continues to struggle even with

RTI in place may be in need of an evaluation by the Special Services Dpt.

You as a parent may initiate a referral for a Special Services evaluation

at no cost to you by contacting your building principal or Mrs. Rhinehart.

Please refer to the Notice of Procedural Safeguards for Parents/Guardians of

Students with Disabilities for further explanation of the rights you are entitled

as a parent/guardian of a student or adult with a disability who is receiving or

may be eligible to receive special education and/or a related services.

Also see these procedures in brief entitled: Special Education Services
For Your Child….as drafted by SESE.

Unit #20 is a member of the South Eastern Special Education Cooperative

Related links: South Eastern Special Education (http://www.sese.org/)

                        Illinois State Board of Education (http;//www.isbe.net/)

Brandon Stewart,
Jan 31, 2018, 7:04 AM
Brandon Stewart,
Jan 31, 2018, 7:07 AM