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Student Services

Our philosophy is simple: kids should get what they need. Students who have access to proper supports do better in school and develop the tools needed to succeed in life. Salt Creek School District 48 is committed to providing a continuum of services to meet the needs of our diverse student population. We recognize each child’s unique needs and partner with families to promote success for all who enter our doors.

Jennifer Sabourin

Director of Student Services

630-279-8400 x1005

jsabourin@saltcreek48.org

MTSS

Salt Creek School District 48 utilizes a Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) framework to ensure that every student receives the appropriate level of support to be successful. Key tenets of MTSS to address academic, behavioral and social-emotional needs include:

  • collaborative problem-solving
  • data-based decision-making
  • high-quality evidence-based instruction
  • Response-to-Intervention
  • Positive Behavior Intervention and Support
  • Universal Design for Learning
  • ongoing assessment
  • professional development
  • family, school, and community partnership
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Special Education

Salt Creek School District 48 offers a continuum of special education and related services to meet the needs of students with disabilities. Special education instruction and services are provided based on a student’s Individualized Education Program (IEP). A student may be eligible for special education and related services if he or she has a disability that impacts educational performance.

Students with disabilities who do not qualify for an individualized education program under the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act may qualify for services under Section 504 of the federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973 if the student (i) has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, (ii) has a record of a physical or mental impairment, or (iii) is regarded as having a physical or mental impairment.

Questions about the identification, assessment, and placement of students should be directed to the Director of Student Services.

Parent Links

Notice of Procedural Safeguards for Parents/Guardians of Students with Disabilities

ISBE Parent Guide – Educational Rights and Responsibilities: Understanding Special Education in Illinois

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Section 504

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 is a federal civil rights law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability in programs and activities that receive Federal financial assistance from the U.S. Department of Education. Section 504 establishes a student’s right to full access and participation to education and all school-related activities and requires schools to provide appropriate services to meet the individual needs of qualified students.

Students with disabilities who do not qualify for an individualized education program under the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act may qualify for services under Section 504 of the federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973 if the student (i) has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, (ii) has a record of a physical or mental impairment, or (iii) is regarded as having a physical or mental impairment.

If you believe your child meets one of the above categories and requires reasonable accommodations, please contact your child’s principal. 

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Emergent bilinguals/english learners

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McKinney-Vento/Homeless Assistance

The McKinney-Vento Act is designed to address the challenges that homeless children and youths have faced in enrolling, attending, and succeeding in school. The Illinois State Board of Education considers the school enrollment, attendance, and success of homeless children and youth throughout Illinois a high priority. If you and your child lack fixed, regular, and adequate housing, your child may be considered homeless and eligible for support under the McKinney-Vento Act. Homeless children have the right to:

  • Enroll in school immediately, even without school or medical records
  • Assistance from the district liaison with fee waivers, community resources, and obtaining immunizations/medical records/other necessary documents
  • Choose to enroll in the school of origin (the school that a child last attended) or the local school (where other students in the area attend)
  • Transportation to and from school

Salt Creek School District 48 McKinney-Vento Homeless Liaison:

Jennifer Sabourin, Director of Student Services

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Early Childhood / Preschool Screening

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