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Early Childhood Special Education

Keeneyville School District has an Early Childhood Center that provides programming for students who are from three to five years old. The ECC Center has self-contained special education classrooms with up to ten students. In addition, there are blended classrooms that are up to twenty students. The blended classroom has both general education and special education students in the classroom.

Resource/Special Education Instruction

Resource services are designed for students requiring special education instruction in a core content area. This type of service can include consultation by the resource teacher to the general education teacher and/or small group direct instruction in or out of the general education classroom.

Co-Taught Special Education Services

Co-taught classrooms consist of a general education teacher and a special education teacher. Both teachers share in the responsibility of teaching core content to all students in their classroom. In addition, to inclusive practices, special education students may also receive direct intense instruction in small groups from their special education teacher. Lastly, seventy percent of general education students are in the classroom along with thirty percent of the classroom being comprised of special education students.

Self-Contained Special Education Classroom

A special education self-contained classroom is designed to meet the individualized educational needs of students whose disability significantly impacts their ability to participate and progress in a general education classroom. Students receive services in these classrooms when their education requires an alternative instructional method and/or curriculum in one or more academic areas.

Low Incidence Program (Hearing, Vision, Orthopedic Impairment)

Services for students with a hearing, visual, or orthopedic impairment are available in cooperation with the CASE itinerant services and SASED/Dupage/West Cook Diagnostics. Students may be serviced by an itinerant teacher who comes to the child’s school or in a self-contained environment. 

Medicaid Billing

If a student receives special education services and is also Medicaid eligible, school districts can seek partial reimbursement from Medicaid for IEP services or certain IEP services documented in a student’s individualized education plan. Medicaid reimbursement is a source of federal funds approved by Congress to help school districts maintain and improve diagnostic and therapeutic services to students. 
The reimbursement process requires the school district to provide Medicaid with the child’s name, birth date, and Medicaid number. Federal law requires the parent’s written consent to release this data to Medicaid. Only data for Medicaid eligible students will be released. Parents can deny the district the right to release the data to Medicaid. Regardless, of a parent’s decision, the district must continue to provide, at no cost to the parent, the services listed on the student’s IEP.
When considering this decision, parents should note that this program has no impact on current or future Medicaid benefits for them or their family. Under federal law, a parent’s decision to participate CAN NOT:
  • Decrease lifetime coverage or any other public insurance benefit
  • Result in the family paying for services that would otherwise be covered by Medicaid
  • Increase a parent’s premiums or lead to discontinuation of benefits or insurance
  • Result in the loss of eligibility for home and community-based waivers
A parent’s consent allows Keeneyville School District 20 to recover a portion of costs associated with providing health services to students.