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The Director of Student Services directs the planning, development, organization, management, direction and implementation of all aspects for the Student Services for the District.  Furthermore, the Director of Student Services assures that the district is in compliance with all laws, codes, and regulations relative to special education programming and services; evaluates assigned personnel, and provides training and support to staff to meet the goals of the students and district. 


Primary Duties and Responsibilities for Special Education Services:


  • Oversee the administration/coordination of the districts’ special education and Section 504 services and outplaced students to ensure continuity and alignment with district goals and federal/state laws.
  • Articulate and implement a clear vision for moving special education students on a service continuum from the least restrictive environment (LRE) to inclusion in regular education classes based on an integrated service delivery model.
  • Review federal and state legislation/regulations related to special education; identify and share the impact of changes on the district and recommend appropriate revisions of procedures and programing.
  • Collaborate with building principals and other administrators in the determination of types of instructional programs needed by the schools and make appropriate recommendations based on students’ needs.
  • Work collaboratively with the Director of Teaching and Learning on all learning initiatives.
  • Assist in planning and implementing services that support alignment of learning standards with effective special education teaching practices.
  • Develop, monitor, and administer the budget and grants for all special education programs and services.
  • In partnership with school administrators and the Department of Human Resources assist in recruiting, hiring, training, supervising and evaluating special education staff.
  • Facilitate and/or participate in all matters of dispute resolution with the Illinois State Board of Education and the Office for Civil Rights pertaining to students with disabilities; manage mediation and due process procedures.
  • Establish effective partnerships with the various offices and agencies within the community that may provide specialized or professional help to students and their parents, and serve as the referral agent to these agencies
  • Coordinate the system for case studies for students including the screening, referral, identification, diagnosis, multidisciplinary staffing, and follow-up of students Pre-K through 8th grade.
  • Coordinate services and programs with North DuPage Special Education Cooperative (NDSEC).
  • Coordinate transportation services for specialized programs.
  • Prepare and manage special education pre-bills and final bills. Monitors Special Education billing from out of district placements.
  • Coordinate homebound tutoring services.
  • Serve as a member of the Leadership Council.
  • Perform such other tasks and assume such other responsibilities as may be assigned from time to time.


  • Valid Illinois Professional Educator License
  • Director of Special Education Endorsement
  • At least 5 years of experience as a special education administrator


According to Contract

Additional Notes


  • All Special Education Services for Pre-K through 8th grade.
  • Specialized Certificated Staff (in tandem with Principals)
  • District Nurse (0.6 FTE) (in tandem with Superintendent).
  • Clerical Assistant


Physical Demands:

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate and communicate effectively with colleagues, parents, and staff.
  • Ability to handle multiple issues and multiple deadlines simultaneously.
  • Work involves walking, talking, hearing, using hands to handle, feel or operate objects or controls, and reaching with hands and arms.
  • Vision abilities required include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.
  • May be required to push, pull, lift, and/or carry up to 20 pounds.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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