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Provide supervision, coordination, and technical assistance for services and programs to
students with special education needs.

The criteria indicated below are intended to describe various types of work that may be
performed. The exclusion of specific responsibilities does not prohibit them if the work is
similar, related, or a logical task of the position.

 Develops and maintains district special education procedures and a comprehensive
plan with Board Policy and IDEA Regulations.
 Develops, monitors, and coordinates special education programs and ensures
programs are in compliance with state and federal laws, rules and regulations, and
Board Policy and align with the District’s mission and goals.
 Assists the Assistant Superintendent for Business Services/CSBO in preparing an
annual special education budget and monitors such throughout the year.
 Supervises and monitors the initial and annual development of Individualized Education
Plans (IEPs) per regulations.
 Assumes responsibility for compiling, filing, and maintaining reports and/or records for
the Illinois State Board of Education.
 Ensures that comprehensive case study evaluations are developed triennially for
students found to be eligible for special education.
 Plans and conducts regular Related Service Staff meetings and Special Education staff
 Evaluates all special education programs, facilities, curriculum, learning activities,
materials and supplies, parent involvement, and teaching practices.
 Monitors the maintenance of student special education records for accuracy and
 Supervises preparation of reports and data necessary for reimbursement of costs for
out of district tuition, personnel, etc.
 Provides technical assistance and support for all school staff, including methodology,
curriculum, and behavior management techniques.
 Maintain ongoing relationships with general education staff, parents, community-based
service providers, and program staff regarding systems-change initiatives.
 Leads a process that ensures that families are respected and valued partners in
planning and implementation of special education programming.
 Plans and implements staff development and in-service training programs for certified
and non-certified staff regarding special education.
 Coordinates with Transportation regarding students with special education needs.
 Supports research-based intervention practices in determining progress of students
with special needs.
 Recommends instructional and related services staff assignments to the Assistant
 Consults with outside agencies for programs, materials, and training as needed to
provide for student’s educational needs.
 Develops Extended School Year (ESY) summer programs to meet students’ needs per
the IEP.
 Maintains professional competence and administrative standards through in-service
and continuing educational activities.
 Assists with Special Education teachers’ and certified paraprofessionals’ evaluations in
collaboration with school administrative staff.
 Provides leadership in addressing services, placement, and legal issues relating to
Federal and State laws governing special education and section #504.
 Evaluates tenured related service staff and non-tenured related service staff in
collaboration with school administrators.
 Coordinates the recruitment and selection in hiring special education staff with building
 Supervises the coordination of home instruction for homebound or hospitalized
 Cooperates with public and private agencies, organizations, and professional personnel
in securing services for students with disabilities.
 Works closely with service providers in the development of services for low-incidence
 Represents Special Education and Sycamore Schools on various committees as well as
community meetings regarding special education policy, needs, and services.
 Attends and contributes to school board meetings as directed by the superintendent.
 Stays current with changing state and federal regulations regarding rules and funding.
 Communicates the objectives of special education services to the School Board,
administration, the staff, parents, and the community.
 Respond to all correspondence in a timely manner, generally within 24 hours on days of
 Perform any duties that are within the scope of employment and licensure, as assigned
by the Superintendent and not otherwise prohibited by law or regulation.


Valid Illinois State Board of Education Professional Educator License required.

Illinois General Administrative Certificate License required.

Director of Special Education Pre-K through Age 22 required.

At lease 5 years of experience preferred.


Salary will be regionally competitive and based on qualifications and experience.

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