Student Services Programming

South Holland 150 provides a full continuum of special education and related services is available to students who are eligible for special education services in South Holland School District 150. 

Individual Education Plan (IEP) 
The district adheres to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and provides a free, appropriate public education to students with disabilities in accordance with state and federal mandates. Students may receive specialized services and supports through an Individualized Education Program (IEP) upon determination of eligibility for special education services. In order to qualify for special education services, the student must meet the criteria for a disability area and the disability must adversely impact educational progress and require specialized instruction or support. The district offers a continuum of special education services for eligible students with disabilities in preschool through 8th grade.

Section 504
Students may also be eligible for support through Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Section 504 is a civil rights law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability. Section 504 establishes a student’s right to full access and participation to education and all school-related activities. Schools are required to provide appropriate services to meet the students’ unique needs. A student may qualify for a Section 504 plan if the student is between the ages of 3 and 22 and has a disability, which is defined as a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities. 

The district maintains membership in the ECHO Cooperative which assists the school district in fulfilling its obligation to the district’s students with disabilities by providing a continuum of special education services. If necessary, students may also be placed in nonpublic special education programs or special education facilities.