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Morris Elementary School District 54 provides a Free and Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) for all students with disabilities who are three years of age and older. The District provides programs and appropriate related services for students who have been identified as needing such services in order to have access to, and gain benefit from, the regular education curricula. District 54 supports the intent of the federal and state mandate to meet student needs in the Least Restrictive Environment (LRE) as much as possible. In meeting the requirements of LRE, our school community continues to embrace inclusive instructional practices, which are designed to provide accommodations and/or special education services within the context of the general education setting to the greatest extent possible. While a continuum of services and programming is available within the district, membership in a student’s home school and classroom is highly valued.

If you feel that your child may have a disability that is interfering with his/her education, please contact your building principal. If you have any questions concerning special education programs and services or concerning the educational rights of students with disabilities, please contact the Director of Special Populations at 815-942-0056.

Working together as a team, our goal is the realization of your child's academic and social growth. We look forward to a productive and rewarding school year.