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.

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 identification, assessment, and placement of students should be directed to:

Jorie Burtnette, North Special Service Chair (630-795-8040)
Alyssa Gunderson, South Special Service Chair (630-795-8640)
Lisa Bollow, Director of Special Services (630-795-7114)
Scott Wuggazer, Assistant Superintendent (630-795-7114)

Please visit the Counseling and Student Support Services (CSSS) webpage for questions regarding Section 504 of the federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

North High CSSS Webpage
South High CSSS Webpage


Department Chair
Jorie Burtnette

Department Administrative Assistant
Gisela Mosiman

IEP Administrative Assistant
Sharyn Serafin

Department Office
Room 221

630-795-8298 (fax)

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Jorie Burtnette

Special Services Department Chair

Kim Maley


Gisela Mosiman

Administrative Assistant II - Special Services

Sharyn Serafin

Administrative Assistant II - Special Services

Scott Wuggazer

Assistant Superintendent for Student Services