Special Services

Mission Statement
The Mission of Harvey School District 152 Office of Special Services as it strives toward excellence, is to provide students with disabilities a free appropriate public education (FAPE) in the least restrictive environment (LRE), and develop their roles as responsible citizens in our Global Society.

Harvey Public School District 152
Department of Special Services
"Ensuring High Levels of Learning for All"

The Office Of Special Services (OSS)

It is an honor to be appointed as the HSD 152 Director of Special Services. I am committed to fulfilling the mission of our office, which is to provide students with disabilities a free appropriate public education in their least restrictive environment in order to develop their roles in becoming responsible citizens in a Global Society.

The Individuals with Disability Education Act (IDEA) require that students who are eligible for special education and related services, be provided a free appropriate public education (FAPE). FAPE means that students who are identified with disabilities will be educated to the maximum extent appropriate, in their least restrictive environment, along with their non-disabled peers. This includes regular education, special education, and alternative placements with the use of additional supports and services if necessary.

Every year, students identified with a disability must have an Annual Review Conference. The purpose of this conference is to review the special education programming and placement options.

The meeting must include the following participants

  • a parent
  • a general education teacher
  • a special education administrator
  • a special education teacher
  • any additional staff, knowledgeable about the student and/or the meaning of the evaluation data, and the placement options

The student’s placementcan be at their home school or as close as possible to the school that he or she would attend without a disability.

The HSD 152 OSS provides an array of services, which include the following:

  • Counseling Services
  • Social Work Services
  • Health Services
  • Psychological Services
  • Intervention Consultations
  • 504 Accommodations
  • Birth-to-Three Programs
  • Special Education Services

Round Table Dates

  • Provide a forum for the exchange of current, relevant information on topics pertinent to the field of Special Education
  • Utilize qualified staff within the school district to disseminate the information
  • Provide Professional Development Hours for recertification purposes

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 Parents Only 3:30 to 4:30 pm
IDEA & Culturally Sensitive Testing

Wednesday, September 28, 2017 All Stakeholders 3:30 to 4:30 pm
IDEA & Culturally Sensitive Testing
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 All Stakeholders 3:30 to 4:30 pm
Accommodations & Modifications

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 All Stakeholders 3:30 to 4:30 pm
Wednesday, December 20, 2017 Parents Only 9:00 - 10:30 amResources & Supports
Wednesday, January 17, 2018 All Stakeholders 3:30 - 4:30 pm
Restorative Practices
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 All Stakeholders 3:30 - 4:30 pm 
Building a Community
Friday, March 30, 2018 Parents Only
Superintendents Conference
Wednesday, April 25, 2018 All Stakeholders 3:30 to 4:30 pm
Section 504 Plan

LOCATION: Board Room, Central Office

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