Educational Programming

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Title 1

Angie Ruebush, Title 1
512 S. Madison Street
Pittsfield, IL 62363

Telephone: 217-285-2147

Title I Resources

Improving of Basic Programs through Title I

Nonpublic School Participation

Parent and Family Engagement

Schoolwide Programming

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Special Ed

Becky Pepper, Sp. Ed. Coordinator
601 Piper Lane
Pittsfield, IL 62363

Telephone: 217-285-9462

Fax: 217-285-9551

Special Education Mission Statement To prepare each student with identified disabilities from pre-k through 22 the academic and social/emotional education needed to become as independent and self-reliant as individually possible.

Value Statements

·         Education encompasses the student as a whole person.

·         Education drives independence.

·         Education is personalized for every student receiving special education

·         Education is teaming with parents to foster ongoing communication.

·         Education is a safe place for all to fail, learn, and improve.

It is the intent of the district to ensure that students who are disabled within the definition of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 or the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act are identified, evaluated and provided with appropriate educational services. The School provides a free appropriate public education in the least restrictive environment and necessary related services to all children with disabilities enrolled in the school. The term “children with disabilities” means children between ages 3 and the day before their 22nd birthday for whom it is determined that special education services are needed.

 It is the intent of the school to ensure that students with disabilities are identified, evaluated, and provided with appropriate educational services. A copy of the publication “Explanation of Procedural Safeguards Available to Parents of Students with Disabilities” may be obtained from the school district office. 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 this Illinois law, may qualify for services under Section 504 of the federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973 if the student (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.

Individuals with disabilities will be provided an opportunity to participate in all school-sponsored services, programs, or activities. Individuals with disabilities should notify the superintendent or building principal if they have a disability that will require special assistance or services and, if so, what services are required. This notification should occur as far in advance as possible of the school-sponsored function, program, or meeting.

Parent Resources

23 Illnois Administrative Code 226

Civil Rights/Section 504

Disability Areas

Effective Dispute Resolution

Information for Parents and Caregivers

Nonpublic School Participation

Notice of Procedural Safeguards for Parents/Guardians of Students with Disabilities

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Pre-K

Gretchen Petty, Media/Pre-k Parent Coordinator

Pittsfield South Elementary School
655 South Clarksville Rd
Pittsfield, Illinois IL 62363

Telephone: 217-285-2431

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Homeless Services

Homeless Liaison Contact Information

Angie Ruebush, Assistant Superintendent

Pikeland CUSD #10
512 S. Madison Street
Pittsfield, IL 62363

Telephone: 217-285-2147

Informational Resources:

Caregiver Authorization Form

Dispute Resolution Process

Education for Homeless Children Act

Homeless Birth Certificate Form

Housing Plan Checklist

How to Order a Birth Certificate

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