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2051 Wabash
Springfield, IL 62704
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U.S. Department of Education Visits Sandburg

March 2, 2020

It was an exciting day at Sandburg.  Laurie VanderPloeg, the director of the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP), in the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS), at the U.S. Department of Education spent the morning with us.  Other guests included Barb Moore, director of special education services for the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE); Candice Trees from Congressman Rodney Davis' office; District 186 school board members:  Judith Johnson, Scott McFarland, Micah Miller, and Bill Ringer; as well as District 186 superintendent Jennifer Gill; District 186 staff Meg Thurman, Jill Grove, Kelly Sholtis, Arwah Franklin, Michael Edwards, Nalo Mitchell and Bree Hankins.  

In addition to a tour of the school with a focus on Sandburg's PBIS work, guests participated in a roundtable discussion with school leadership as well as a Q and A roundtable with 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade representatives.

It was an exciting opportunity!  Take a look...