Welcome to Special Education

  • District 2 is a member of the North DuPage Special Education Cooperative (NDSEC), a comprehensive special education program that provides appropriate services to children ages 3-15 who have exceptional needs. Students who are found eligible for special education services have an Individualized Education Program (IEP) developed annually.

    Services are provided to children with mild to severe impairments, including those who have speech and language impairments, specific learning disabilities, emotional disturbances, deaf-blind children, children who have cognitive disabilities, physical impairments, other health impairments, autism spectrum disorders, developmental delays, traumatic brain injuries, and children with multiple disabilities. To the extent possible, the students are educated within the least restrictive environment (LRE) of the school community. District 2's percentage of students educated in the LRE is higher than the state average.

    The District provides special education instruction and related services within its three schools. A student’s IEP team may recommend that a student receive services in a program outside of the District when a student’s needs cannot be met in the existing school program.

    A student unable to attend school because of a temporary, chronic, or long-term medical disability may be eligible to receive home/hospital tutoring. Call your student’s school principal for information.

    The District follows set procedures for the identification, evaluation, and placement of special education students per federal and state regulations. Copies of those regulations/documents are available to parents upon request from Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) website, www.ISBE.net.

    Procedural Safeguards (Parental Rights) are available to parents of students with disabilities. The Director of Special Education or Special Education Coordinator will meet with parents individually by request to review these rights.

    Parents/guardians who want more information on special education are encouraged to contact the Juliann Greene, Director of Special Education, at 630-766-5940 ext. 1107 or jgreene@bsd2.org, or Valerie DiFresco, Special Education Coordinator, at 630-766-5940 ext. 1123 or vdifresco@bsd2.org

BSD2 Board Policy 6:120

  • Instruction - Education of Children with Disabilities

    Students with disabilities who do not qualify for an individualized education program, as required by the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and implementing provisions of the School Code, may qualify for services under Section 504 of the federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973 if the child (i) has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, (ii) has a record of a physical or mental impairment, or (iii) is regarded as having a physical or mental impairment.

Contact Information

  • Juliann Greene
    Director of Special Education
    PH: 630-766-5940 ext 1107
    FX: 630-766-6099
    Email: jgreene@bsd2.org