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.

Dr. Emily Burnett

Dr. Emily Burnett

Director of Student Services and Human Resources

630-279-8400 x1005


Laura Robertson

Mrs. Laura Robertson

Admin. Assist. Student Services

630-279-8400 x1004


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.

Qualified interpreters are available at IEP meetings upon request for parents/guardians whose native language is other than English. If a qualified interpreter is not available, District 48 may use outside vendors, including telephonic interpreters. Parents and guardians, including those who are deaf or hard-of-hearing, may request an interpreter at IEP meetings by contacting the Director of Student Services. Requests for an interpreter at IEP meetings should be made at least 7 days before such meetings whenever possible.

Parents/guardians have the right to request that the bilingual interpreter provided at an IEP meeting serve no other role in the IEP meeting than as the interpreter, and District 48 will make reasonable efforts to fulfill this request. Parents/guardians may contact Dr. Emily Burnett at or 630-279-8400 ext.1005 with any questions or comments about interpretation 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


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. 


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:

Dr. Emily Burnett, Director of Student Services and Human Resources

McKinney-Vento Fact Sheet - English McKinney-Vento Fact Sheet - Spanish


Salt Creek Primary School conducts developmental screenings for children ages 3-5 throughout the year. These screenings are free and will provide you general information about your child’s development. This opportunity is open to all district families, even if your preschool plans are undecided. If you are interested in our preschool program, this is the first step in registering your son/daughter. The screening takes about one hour and families have the opportunity to meet staff on the preschool team. To schedule a screening, please call the Salt Creek Primary School at 630-832-6122.

If you are concerned about your child's development and your child is not yet 3 years old, please contact: Child & Family Connections at 331-481-4263 or visit


Salt Creek School District has health office staff in each of its three schools. The role of the school nurse and the health office is to provide state mandated services that include health screening programs (such as vision and hearing screening), verification of immunization status, and infectious disease reporting. The school nurses are also responsible for assessing and treating students for minor health complaints, administering medications, managing various chronic health conditions (such as asthma and diabetes), and responding to emergencies. The main priority of the school nurse is to keep students healthy and in the classroom so they are able to achieve academic success.

Danyelle Olsen, PEL-CSN,

Markita Simmons, RN,

Denise Natalino, CNA,

FARE Emergency Action Plan

Seizure Action Plan

Eye Exam Report

Dental Exam Form

Illinois Physical Exam Form

Illinois Sports Physical Form

Eye Exam Waiver Form

Medication Authentication Form

American Lung Association Emergency Action Plan

Student Accident Insurance Website

Student Accident Insurance Claim Form (English)

Student Accident Insurance Claim Form (Spanish)

Current Student Immunization Data

Voluntary Student Accident Dental Information

SASED (the School Association for Special Education in DuPage County) is a special education joint agreement, commonly referred to as a special education cooperative. SASED is comprised of 18 member school districts, who collaborate to provide special education and related services to students with disabilities. As an extension of each member district, SASED creates, provides, and supports a complete continuum of programs and services for students with disabilities ages from 3 through 22. SASED offers special education programs, related services, and professional development to students and staff of its member districts. For more information about SASED programs and services, please visit

Salt Creek School District 48 is proud to be a host district for the SASED Visually Impaired Program, which serves students who are blind/visually impaired from the 92 member school districts of DuPage/West Cook Regional Association.

Mental Health Support Services

Students in Crisis

Need help? You are never alone. Mental health resources are available:

Calling or texting ‘988’ will put you directly in touch with counselors who can offer immediate assistance to people who are dealing with addiction, suicidal thoughts, and self-harm, as well as local resources.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (800) 273-8255

Our school district will continue to participate in a statewide school safety program called Safe2Help Illinois. This program will offer students a safe and confidential way to share information that may help prevent suicides, bullying, school violence, and other threats to student safety.

Safe2Help Illinois features a 24/7 helpline (1-844-4-SAFEIL), text line (SAFE2), free mobile app, and a dedicated website ( In the absence of a trusted adult, students can use Safe2Help Illinois to share concerns about themselves or others in a confidential environment.  Once vetted, the information will be immediately shared with local school officials, 911 call centers/Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs) depending on the nature of the information. It is important to note that this program is not intended to punish, suspend, or expel students. Rather, the intent is to encourage students to “seek help before harm,” with the goal of intervening and helping students before they harm themselves or others.

The most common reports received by Safe2Help Illinois in the 2022-2023 school year have been bullying and threats of suicide. This information shows the importance of making sure our students have the resources they need in times of need. While we understand these topics may be hard to approach, we encourage parents to promote open lines of communication with their students. Safe2Help Illinois offers a variety of resources on their website which may make it easier to approach these hard-to-have conversations.

Text: SAFE2 (72332)
Phone: 844-4-SAFEIL (844-472-3345)
App (Apple & Google): "Safe2Help Illinois" 

Salt Creek CARES (Community, Advocacy, Resilience, Engagement, and Support)

We strive to create a culture of well-being of students, parents, staff and community. Salt Creek School District 48 has launched an innovative program, District 48 CARES (Community, Advocacy, Resilience, Engagement and Support).

In cooperation with the Illinois Department of Health and the DuPage Regional Office of Education, Salt Creek District 48 schools have been awarded grant funds to improve our students’ access to quality mental health services throughout the community.The well-being of students, parents, staff, and the community is one of Salt Creek District 48’s highest priorities.

A significant component of this is mental health. We know it can be challenging to know where to start when looking for mental health resources. This is why District 48 is excited to partner with ReferralGPS, which makes it easier for families, staff, and community members to find the right help for them.

As a family of our District, you and your family have an opportunity to receive mental health treatment free of charge. If you, your child, or another loved one are looking for mental health assistance, you are invited to use the interactive tool at This free and confidential for Salt Creek District 48 families.

Your privacy matters. District 48 will never receive names/information about who used this service or what services they received. We will only get reports about the number of individuals who used the service.

If you’ve considered seeking help for anxiety, depression, mood disorders, substance abuse, grief, eating disorders, or any other reason for yourself or for a loved one, please do not hesitate to utilize this resource.