Social Work Week


School social workers play a pivotal role in our school districts. They help with district-wide behavior incentive programs, they help Early Intervention students transition to IEPs upon turning 3, they give critical outside counseling resources to families, they provide behavior intervention suggestions, and among so many other supports they provide, the most crucial support they […]

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Showing Kindness


Showing Kindness Kayla Hingson, Brownstown Pre-K special education/general education teacher, and her students, helped share kindness. Students drew pictures that were sent to residents living in a local nursing home. Since residents in nursing homes and assistive living facilities have had to take many COVID precautions, this did lift a lot of spirits! READ FULL […]

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Making a Difference Award

Laura Snyder, Joan Saatkamp, and Randi Riemann, Transition Specialists serving Mid-State Special Education (MSSE) member districts in Bond, Christian, Fayette, Macoupin, and Montgomery counties, were honored with the You Make the Difference award during the Mid-State Special Education Executive Committee Board meeting on October 21, 2020. The transition specialists implement a variety of transition services […]

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LRE Designations

All 13 Mid-State member districts earned a “Meets Requirements” under the new Illinois Special Education Accountability System!  Data from previous school years through 2019-20 were applied to the Compliance and Results Indicators in numerous areas.  This is one measure of the quality of services being provided to our students and is credited to the collaborative […]

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