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For Immediate Release
May 3, 2006

Public hearings to be held on Illinois’ proposed special education rules

The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) will conduct a series of public hearings on Illinois’ proposed changes to the special education rules (Part 226 of Title 23 of the Illinois Administrative Code) during the coming months. The purpose of these hearings is to discuss the proposed changes to the rules and to accept public comment. The proposed changes to Part 226 are available online at

Any individual who needs accommodations for a disability to participate in a hearing (e.g., interpretive services, assistive learning devices, materials in alternate formats) should notify the Illinois State Board of Education at 217/782-5589 one week prior to the public hearing date. The meeting sites are accessible to individuals with disabilities, and no pre-registration is required.

For further information, please contact Illinois State Board of Education Special Education Services – Springfield at 217-782-5589.

Please note that the phone numbers of the hearing locations listed on the following page are provided for direction information only. Please call ISBE at 217-782-5589 for all other inquiries.

Public Hearing Information - Proposed Changes to Special Education Rules

May 22
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. South Elgin High School
Conference Room B-100
760 East Main Street
South Elgin, Illinois
June 13
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Freeport Junior High School
Jeanette Lloyd Theater
701 W. Empire Street
Freeport, Illinois
June 26
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Western Illinois University
University Union Sandburg Theatre
1 University Circle
Macomb, Illinois
June 27
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Edwardsville High School
6161 Center Grove Road
Edwardsville, Illinois
August 7
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Rend Lake College
Learning Resource Center Theater
468 N. Ken Gray Parkway
Ina, Illinois
August 8
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Springfield High School
Commons Area
101 South Lewis Street
Springfield, Illinois
August 14
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Danville Area Community College
Vermilion Hall, Room 306
Martin Luther King Memorial Way
2000 East Main Street
Danville, Illinois
August 15
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Naperville Central High School
Little Theater
440 W. Aurora Avenue, Entrance 39
Naperville, Illinois
September 12
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Michael Bilandic Building
Room C-500
160 North LaSalle
Chicago, Illinois

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