SPECIAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT

The mission of Community High School District 128 is to provide quality educational opportunities that foster the development of well-rounded, civic-minded learners and citizens.  The special services teams at Libertyville High School and Vernon Hills High School strive to support all students in their high school experience based on their individualized needs and with creative planning.  D128 provides a continuum of special education and related services to provide educational opportunities for all learners, including through our collaboration with the Special Education District of Lake County. Services provided through the Special Services Department include Special Education planning under IDEA, 504 Accommodation planning under ADA, and Home/Hospital Instruction services. 

 

NOTICE REGARDING RELATED SERVICE LOGS ACCESS

Students with disabilities may receive related services as part of their individual education programs (IEPs). CHSD 128 will maintain related service logs that record the type and number of minutes of the related service(s) administered to such students. Copies of any related service logs will be available to parents/guardians at their child’s annual review IEP meeting. Parents/guardians of students with disabilities may also request copies of their child’s related service logs at any time.

NOTICE REGARDING STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES

House Bill 5770, which became law on August 28, 2018, requires that, beginning with the 2019-2020 school year, a school board posts on its internet website and incorporates into its student handbook or newsletter notice that students with disabilities who do not qualify for an IEP may qualify for services under Section 504 of the 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.

 

If you have concern that your student may qualify for services under Section 504 or for an IEP, please contact their school counselor for information on the case study evaluation process, or contact Kelli Hartweg, District Director of Special Services, at 847-247-4582 or kelli.hartweg@d128.org for information regarding the identification, assessment and placement of students with disabilities.  

District

Kelli Hartweg

District Director of Special Services

Esther Beezley

Executive Administrative Assistant for District Special Services

Catherine Marcell

Therapeutic Day School Coordinator

Libertyville High School

Alyssa Henning

LHS Department Co-Supervisor

Josh Cimo

LHS Department Co-Supervisor

Claire DiBella

LHS Student Needs Specialist (504 Coordinator)

Anna DiStaola

ESP - Administrative Assistant

Vernon Hills High School

Kelly Garrison

VHHS Department Co-Supervisor

Kyle Muldoon

VHHS Department Co-Supervisor

Kristin Miller

VHHS Student Needs Specialist (504 Coordinator)

Viola Butler

ESP - Administrative Assistant