Laraway Community Consolidated School District 70C

Student Support Services

Welcome to the Department of Student Services. Our department focus is to provide support services to students, faculty, staff and to parents. Each year the Student Services Department develops goals to ensure that all students can maximize their potential for academic success by developing the necessary skills to think critically, to socialize appropriately and to become responsible citizens of their community.

Special education services are mandated by federal law and regulated by state statues. The purpose of special education is to identify and educate students with disabilities. The special education personnel are responsible for the evaluation and the determination process, this entails identifying students with disabilities but also protecting the rights of ineligible students. Special education staff identifies students with disabilities by gathering information on the student's functional levels, learning styles, emotional development and global strengths and weaknesses. Special education offers the same curriculum, but with the ability to provide alternate instructional strategies, materials, and methodologies based on the needs of the individual. The department is also responsible for identifying and providing the necessary related services and support which allow a student to fully benefit from his/her individualized educational program (IEP).

The Student Services Department looks forward to joining you as partners to enable our students to succeed in all of their endeavors. If you have any questions about the services we provide, or if you wish to have your child evaluated, please contact the following administrators:

Liz Gillespie, Special Education Director

E-mail: lgillespie@laraway70c.org

Phone: 815-727-5196

Aaron Ventsias, Principal

E-mail: aventsias@laraway70c.org

Phone: 815-727-5196

Social Work Services

Welcome to Laraway Community Consolidated School District 70C

We serve each child for the purpose of helping reach his or her full potential as a life-long learner.

It is the business of learning that inspires us to teach.

Our ultimate goal is to positively contribute to the betterment of the communities in which WE live.