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Home - Student Services

The Student Services Department is committed to providing support and services to students, parents, staff and administration consistent with federal and state mandates as well as best practices. Elmhurst District 205 supports the rights of all individuals to be educated to the extent appropriate in general education settings, and attempts to be as inclusive as possible in its practices in serving students with special needs. On the left side of this page, links are located to different areas within the Student Services department, including Section 504, Homeless Services, Allergy Information, Special Education, and related services. 

 

Special Education:

On the left side of this page, there are specific pages which describe in detail the various components of the Special Education process. Quickly, a student's Individual Education Plan (IEP) is to be reviewed, at a minimum, annually by your child's IEP team (including you).  Eligibility is to be reviewed minimally every three years.  The timeline as set forth by IDEA and ISBE is sixty school days, from the date of consent to the eligibility meeting.  If you request an IEP meeting, the team must provide a response within ten days.  IDEA and ISBE require the school district to provide you with ten days notice prior to convening any IEP meeting and to convene the meeting in less than ten days, your written consent is required.  If you have questions, please contact any of the special education supervisors listed on the right side of this page.  Thank you. 

News

12/7/17

Parents are invited to attend Just Don't be Weird: Tips for Talking to Tweens and Teens about Sexuality. Presented by: Kim Cook, RN CHES and Author of Teen World Confidential on Thursday, January 18th, 2018 from 7:00 - 8:30 PM.

This is hosted by SERG (Special Education Resource Group) The meeting will take place at Elmhurst School District 205 District Office at 162 S. York Street, Room 216

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Attachments:
11/15/17

Please see attached flyer for an event hosted by AIM-CIL with the Social Security Office.

more
10/19/17

Please see attached flyer for a series of free presentations hosted by AIM-CIL.

more

AMITA Health Adventist LaGrange Project SEARCH Open House for Districts and Families

Hello everyone,

The date is set for Thursday, December 7th from 10:30 am-12:00 pm!

Where: 5101 South Willow Springs Road, LaGrange

Building 2 - Garden Level - Rooms A/B/C

 

The AMITA Health Adventist LaGrange Project SEARCH program is hosting district staff and families who are interested in learning more about Project SEARCH.  Please share the attached District and Family invitation with others in your schools/organizations.  This program is open to applicants from all districts.

 

Now in it's 4th year, the AMITA Project SEARCH program has served over 45 interns and has had an employment rate of 100%. This program is designed for youth, ages 18-22 who are ready for Project SEARCH to be their last year of high school.  

 

Project SEARCH is a business-led program design, with braided funding to ensure seamless transition to employment. Seventeen departments within the AMITA Health Adventist LaGrange Medical Center host interns across the school year.  Interns start their day and end their day in the Project SEARCH program.  Come and meet this years interns and the team.

News

12/7/17

Parents are invited to attend Just Don't be Weird: Tips for Talking to Tweens and Teens about Sexuality. Presented by: Kim Cook, RN CHES and Author of Teen World Confidential on Thursday, January 18th, 2018 from 7:00 - 8:30 PM.

This is hosted by SERG (Special Education Resource Group) The meeting will take place at Elmhurst School District 205 District Office at 162 S. York Street, Room 216

more
Attachments:
11/15/17

Please see attached flyer for an event hosted by AIM-CIL with the Social Security Office.

more
10/19/17

Please see attached flyer for a series of free presentations hosted by AIM-CIL.

more

News

12/7/17

Parents are invited to attend Just Don't be Weird: Tips for Talking to Tweens and Teens about Sexuality. Presented by: Kim Cook, RN CHES and Author of Teen World Confidential on Thursday, January 18th, 2018 from 7:00 - 8:30 PM.

This is hosted by SERG (Special Education Resource Group) The meeting will take place at Elmhurst School District 205 District Office at 162 S. York Street, Room 216

more
Attachments:
11/15/17

Please see attached flyer for an event hosted by AIM-CIL with the Social Security Office.

more
10/19/17

Please see attached flyer for a series of free presentations hosted by AIM-CIL.

more

Assistant Superintendent of Student Services

Kathleen Kosteck, Ed.D.

Assistant Superintendent for Student Services

kkosteck@elmhurst205.org

Student Services Staff

Gina Brahm

Administrative Assistant for Student Services

gbrahm@elmhurst205.org


Monica Garnica

Administrative Assistant for Student Services

mgarnica@elmhurst205.org

                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Arisve Esquivel

Administrative Assistant for Student Services

aesquivel@elmhurst205.org


Kim James

K-5 Special Education Supervisor for Edison, Emerson, Field and Jackson

kjames@elmhurst205.org


Brigid Peterson

K-5 Special Education Supervisor for Conrad Fischer, Hawthorne, Jefferson and Lincoln

bpeterson@elmhurst205.org


Jason Vanderplow

6-8 Special Education Supervisor for Bryan, Churchville and Sandburg

jvanderplow@elmhurst205.org


Jackie Messina

Assistive Technology

jmessina@elmhurst205.org

AT YORK HIGH SCHOOL

Brandon Mixon

York High School Special Education Supervisor

bmixon@elmhurst205.org

(630) 617-2475


Jill Mueller

Special Education Department Chair

jmueller@elmhurst205.org

(630) 617-2361

 

Barb Aguirre

Special Education Secretary

baguirre@elmhurst205.org 

(630) 617-2492