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Student Support Services

900 West Edwards Street, 3rd Floor
Springfield, IL 62704
Leuwania Baker

Director of Student Support Services
and Special Education

Administrative Assistant
Cathi Marshall

Our mission is to provide support for the success of all students 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 web site 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.

10th Annual Disability to Possibility Workshop


Saturday, February 24, 2018
8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Springfield Southeast High School
2350 East Ash Street
Springfield, IL

10th Annual Disability to Possibility
Presented by:
Springfield Public Schools
Springfield Parents for Students with Disabilities (SPSD)


  • Keynote Speaker ~ Patrick Schwarz, Ph.D.
  • Featured speakers include an area physician, psychologists, social worker, behavior analyst, advocates, and other area professionals
  • Practical information about your child’s education
  • Community resource fair with numerous exhibitors
  • Learn how to complete necessary forms for local and state resources that are available to students with disabilities
  • Connect with other parents
  • Childcare provided at no charge
  • CPDUs available

Register online at www.sps186.org or by calling 217-525-3060.

2018-2019 School Health Requirements

  • Pre-K, Kindergarten, 6th grade, 9th grade students and students new to District 186
    must provide a current physical exam and updated immunization record.
  • All 6th grade students must show proof of having received a Tdap vaccine and 2 doses of varicella. One dose of Meningococcal vaccine must be received on or after the 11th birthday.
  • All 12th grade students must provide proof of having received a dose of Meningococcal vaccine on or after their 16th birthday.
  • Kindergarten, 2nd and 6th grade students need a dental exam.
  • Kindergarten students and students new to Illinois schools need a vision exam.

Physical and immunization information must be received by the first day of the 2018-2019 school year in order to avoid exclusion from school. Physical exams and immunization records may be obtained now for the 2018-2019 school year and may be turned in to the school nurse at your child’s current school.

Call your doctor today to schedule an appointment.