Special Education Programs

  • Lake Park High School provides an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) for eligible students. 

    Once a student is identified as eligible for special education services, the school district provides a free and appropriate public education that emphasizes special education and related services designated to meet the student’s needs and prepare the student for opportunities after high school.
  • On an annual basis, the Individualized Education Plan (IEP) team determines the appropriate level of support for each student in special education.  The IEP team typically includes but is not limited to:  Student, Parent(s)/Guardian, IEP Facilitator, Special Education Teacher/Case Manager, General Education Teacher, and Guidance Counselor.  The IEP team reviews the student’s present levels of academic achievement and functional performance within the school setting.  The IEP team develops a plan that identifies the appropriate level of special education support required for the student to be successful with consideration to the least restrictive educational environment.  With Lake Park’s continuum of services, the department strives to continuously improve student growth and achievement by ensuring that, to the maximum extent appropriate, students with disabilities are educated with their non-disabled peers.

  • Questions

    If you have questions about special education eligibility, please contact:
    Kim Murphy
    Director of Special Education
    (630) 295-5202

Related Services

  • Related services are developmental, corrective, or supportive services required to assist an eligible student to benefit from special education. The need for these services is determined by the IEP team and will be designated in the student’s IEP.  Services may be delivered by:
    • Social Work Services
    • Occupational Therapist
    • Physical Therapist
    • Speech/Language Therapist
    • School Nursing Services
    • Counseling Services
    • School Psychologists
    • Vision and Hearing Services
    • Other Services