Special Services

A broad spectrum of instructional programs, classes and support services is offered to students having unique learning needs.

District 99 is a member of SASED (School Association for Special Education in DuPage County), and special education involvement is directed through the local school attendance area. Procedures for referral, placement, and program development are coordinated by the Department Chair for Special Services. District 99, and its associated districts in SASED, provide programs for students ages 3 through 21.

Some of the programs offered in the local high schools and/or through SASED, the special education cooperative, are listed below. Questions regarding special education services should be directed to the Special Services Department Chair.

  • Mentally Impaired
  • Physical Disabilities
  • Learning Disabled
  • Visually Impaired
  • Hearing Impaired
  • Deaf-Blind
  • Emotionally Disturbed
  • Speech & Language
  • Other Health Impaired
  • Developmentally Delayed
  • AutisticTraumatic Brain Injured

Placement into any programs/courses listed above is determined at a multidisciplinary conference where an Individualized Education Plan (I.E.P) is developed to address the need for more intensive instruction.


Department Chair
Jorie Burtnette

Department Secretary
Lori Balsamo

IEP Secretary
Sharyn Serafin

Department Office
Room 221

630-795-8298 (fax)

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Jorie Burtnette

Special Services Department Chair

Kim Maley


Sharyn Serafin

Secretary - Special Services

Scott Wuggazer

Assistant Superintendent for Student Services