• Queen Bee School District Special Education Services

    Queen Bee School District 16 offers a full continuum of special education and related services to students found eligible for special education. To the maximum extent appropriate, each child will be educated with children who are not disabled. The district strives to have all children educated in their home school and embeds inclusive practices into all our schools. Special classes, separate schooling, or other placements by which students with disabilities are removed from the regular education environment should occur only if the student's Individual Educational Program (“IEP”) team determines that the nature or severity of the disability is such that education in a regular classroom setting, even with the use of supplemental aids and services, cannot be achieved satisfactorily. 

    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 (1) has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, (2) has a record of a physical or mental impairment, or (3) is regarded as having a physical or mental impairment. To inquire about the identification, assessment, and placement of students, contact Christine Wagner, Director of Student Services at 630-260-6132 or 1560 Bloomingdale Road, Glendale Heights, IL 60139. 

    Resource Services

    Resource services meet students’ needs who require 50% or less of their day in special education and participate in the general education program for the majority of their day. Services can take place inside (“push-in” support) and outside (“pull-out” support) of the general education classroom. Resource services are available at all D16 schools.

    Early Childhood Special Education
    For students between the ages of 3 and 5 who are disabled and eligible in accordance with IDEA. Students may participate in the services below:


    Walk-In Speech/Language

    For students between the ages of 3 and 5 who are eligible for special education with a speech or language impairment.  

    Services available at Pheasant Ridge Elementary School  


    Early Childhood Blended

    Early childhood resource model - 15 students: 10 at-risk placements (Gen Ed) and 5 placements for students with disabilities.  

    Services available at the Queen Bee Early Childhood and Family Education Center


    Early Childhood Flexible Instruction Classroom

    For students between the ages of 3 and 5 who are disabled and display significant developmental delays and require services for more than 50% of their day.  

    Services available at the Queen Bee Early Childhood and Family Education Center


    Flexible Instruction Classrooms

    Students are grouped by the following: Age, Nature and Severity of Disability, and Instructional/Service Needs. For students with mild to profound impairments or delays.  Students require special education services for more than 50% of their day.  

    Services available at Glen Hill School, Americana School and Glenside Middle School






    Co-teaching takes place in the general education classroom and is designed to meet diverse needs of students.  Co-teaching allows for more intense and individualized instruction in the general education setting, increasing access to the general education curriculum while decreasing stigma for students with special needs.  Students have a greater opportunity for continuity of instruction and involves two or more licensed professionals who share instructional responsibility.


    Special Education Related Services

    In addition to special education programming, Queen Bee School District 16 provides a variety of related services to students eligible for special education.  Related services are provided in all D16 schools.  The type of service and amount provided is determined by the IEP team, and may consist of the following:

    • Speech and Language
    • Social Work
    • Counseling
    • Occupational Therapy
    • Physical Therapy
    • Assistive Technology
    • Hearing Itinerant Services
    • Vision Itinerant Services
    • School Health Services
    • Audiology Services
    • Adaptive Physical Education


    Educational Accommodations and Supports
    Queen Bee School District 16 implements a wide variety of accommodations based on individual student needs.  Accommodations can include changes in the presentation of information, a change to the way a student has access to respond to information, changes to the educational environment, and time parameters.  The accommodations are necessary in order for a student to have equal access and equal opportunity to access his or her education and to demonstrate what he or she knows without reducing learning expectations.  The determination of necessary accommodations will be made by the IEP team.