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Special education services at District 61

Oct 08, 2015 01:50PM ● By Neighbors Magazines
Darien Public Schools, District #61, in conjunction with the LaGrange Area Department of Special Education (LADSE provides services for children with special needs. Anyone having concerns about a child with potential special needs may contact the local public school. The district will provide, upon request, information regarding parent and child rights in special education. A list of free or low-cost legal services, in addition to the District’s policies, procedures, rules and regulations regarding the identification and evaluation of children with special needs is also available. This information will be provided in the native language of the person making the request. Additional information can be found at:

Keeping school buildings safe is an ongoing effort

Darien School District #61 is required to notify all parents, guardians, faculty, and staff of asbestos containing building materials present within the school buildings. Over the years we have undertaken removal of these materials, however, some still remains in various locations within the buildings.

These materials are periodically inspected and maintained intact and are safe to the occupants. If you desire more information regarding these materials, please stop by your school office and they will provide you with the information.

Managing pests

According to provisions of Public Act 91-0525 and Public Act 91-0099, the school will notify parents, guardians, and school employees two business days prior to pesticide applications on or in school property.  Antimicrobial agents, insecticide baits, and rodenticide baits are excluded from this notification requirement.  Currently the district only uses traps provided by Anderson Pest Control.  Megan Stoltz, Chief School Business Official, is responsible for the oversight of pest management.