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Student Support Services

900 West Edwards Street, 3rd Floor
Springfield, IL 62704
Special Education - ELL - Health Services

Our Mission

Margaret T. Thurman

Executive Director
Student Support Services

Cathi Marshall
Administrative Assistant

Our mission is to provide support for the success of every student in District 186. Our district provides a continuum of services for students with disabilities from preschool, age three, through high school graduation. Specialized services are also provided for limited English proficient students, students with health needs, and students with social emotional needs. We hope our website addresses many of your questions. However, if you are in need of additional information please call our office at 217-525-3060 for further assistance.

Interpreter Services for IEP - Parent/Guardian Notification

Public school districts are required to take whatever action is necessary to facilitate a parent or guardian’s understanding of and participation in IEP. This includes the provision of interpreter services for parents/guardians whose native language is not English or a sign language interpreter for parents/guardians who are deaf or hard of hearing. In the absence of qualified interpreters on staff, school districts may use outside vendors, including telephonic interpreters. Parents/guardians have the right to request that an interpreter provided by the school district serve no other role during an IEP, and the school district must make reasonable efforts to comply with that request.  To request an interpreter or if you have any questions or complaints about interpretation services, please contact the building Special Education Case Manager/Department Chair. 

Learning Resources for Parent/Guardians

Continuing Education Resources (#keeplearning)

This link above provides valuable learning resources for parents/guardians of students with special needs and English Learners.

New Illinois Law: PA 101-0515

The District maintains related service log records that document the type of related services administered under a student’s individualized education program (IEP). The related service logs record the minutes of related services that have been administered. This notice is to inform parents and guardians of their ability to request copies of any IEP related service log records maintained for their child. Please direct any requests for a copy of the IEP related service records for your child to your child's building principal.