The Special Education Parent Network is a parent/faculty organization representing the interests of students with disabilities in Community Consolidated School District 59. The organization was developed by the Board of Education in 1976 following the landmark federal legislation P.L. 94-142 The Education of All Handicapped Children Act, mandating a free appropriate public education for students with disabilities.
The purpose of the Special Education Parent Network organization is to provide parent input to the district related to the educational needs of students who are challenged with disabilities; foster awareness, acceptance, and support for students with special needs; and to support the ongoing educational needs of their parents.
Parents, community members, and faculty who are interested in supporting the organization's purpose are invited to become members of the Special Education Parent Network. No membership fees are collected.
A Steering Committee governs the Special Education Parent Network. The committee consists of six to ten members selected from the organization's membership each spring. The Steering Committee meets monthly during the school year to conduct organizational business.
At least three Special Education Parent Network meetings are scheduled each year, focusing on identified areas of interest as a means of providing opportunities for parent education. All meetings are open to the public.
SEPN Special Events
Please join us for an informal meeting with Becki Streit, new Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services. You’ll have a chance to get acquainted, and to share your interests, hopes, and goals for your child and our programs.
Wednesday, October 10th
Rupley Elementary School
Babysitting and light snacks will be available. A translator for our Spanish-speaking families will also be available. Register by October 8th at (847) 593-4335 to reserve babysitting services.