Students with Disabilities

  • Deerfield Public Schools 109 provides a Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) to students with disabilities, who may qualify under either Section 504 or the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Under either provision, District 109 supports the federal and state mandate to meet student needs in the Least Restrictive Environment (LRE). Our school community continues to embrace inclusive instructional practices, which are designed to provide accommodations and/or special education services within the context of the general education setting to the greatest extent possible.

    The Division of Student Services provides unique services, tailored to the individual needs of students. All students, regardless of their academic, social or emotional abilities achieve their highest personal potential when provided with a safe, nurturing, and inclusive environment that will allow them to become independent and self-directed learners in a changing world.