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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 http://www.isbe.net/rules/proposed/pdfs/226wf.pdf.

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
Elgin
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. South Elgin High School
Conference Room B-100
760 East Main Street
South Elgin, Illinois
847/289-3760
June 13
Freeport
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Freeport Junior High School
Jeanette Lloyd Theater
701 W. Empire Street
Freeport, Illinois
815/232-0329
June 26
Macomb
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Western Illinois University
University Union Sandburg Theatre
1 University Circle
Macomb, Illinois
309/298-1941
June 27
Edwardsville
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Edwardsville High School
Auditorium
6161 Center Grove Road
Edwardsville, Illinois
618/355-6016
August 7
Ina
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Rend Lake College
Learning Resource Center Theater
468 N. Ken Gray Parkway
Ina, Illinois
618/437-5321
August 8
Springfield
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Springfield High School
Commons Area
101 South Lewis Street
Springfield, Illinois
217/525-3100
August 14
Danville
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
217/443-2222
August 15
Naperville
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Naperville Central High School
Little Theater
440 W. Aurora Avenue, Entrance 39
Naperville, Illinois
630/420-6465
September 12
Chicago
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