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For Immediate Release
March 16, 2005

Illinois State Board of Education to hold public forum on special education services in Springfield District #186

Springfield, Ill. – The Illinois State Board of Education Division of Special Education Services is currently conducting a comprehensive compliance review of Springfield Public School District 186. Comprehensive compliance reviews are monitoring visits designed to examine compliance with applicable state and federal requirements for the provision of special education services.

As a part of the monitoring process, a public forum has been scheduled to receive public comment regarding the delivery of special education services within the district. Topics of discussion may include individualized education program (IEP) implementation, the provision of services in the least restrictive environment (LRE), transition services, the involvement of parents in the special education process and other issues specific to the cooperative. Comments gathered through the public forum process will be incorporated into the comprehensive compliance review process.

The Public Forum as part of Comprehensive Compliance Review of Springfield Public School District 186 Special Education Services will be held:

  • Tuesday, April 12, 2005 - 6 to 8 p.m.
  • Springfield School District #186 - 1900 West Monroe - Springfield, Illinois

Please contact Donna Ferguson at 217/525-3363 if you require special accommodations or an interpreter in order to participate in this forum.

Written comments in relation to the special education services in Springfield District 186 may be submitted to:

Betty Hendrickson
Illinois State Board of Education
Division of Special Education Services
100 North First Street
Springfield, Illinois 62777

Illinois State Board of Education
100 North First Street
Springfield, IL 62777