Category Archives: IEP
Leyden Student Board Members Sound Off On COVID-Related Issues—–Concerns are Raised if SD 212 Was Prepared for the Return of the Students Beyond Telling the Students to Wear Masks
The Leyden High School student trustees sounded off at the August 19th Board meeting. Read the story at the link below: There are numerous strategies that need to be employed beyond “just wearing your mask” by Leyden School District 212. … Continue reading →
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New Illinois Law Allows Students With Disabilities to Finish Academic Year to Make Up for Lost Time After 22nd Birthday !!!
Students with special needs who turn 22 while in school will be able to finish the academic year under legislation signed into law Wednesday by Gov. J.B. Pritzker.Pritzker signed House Bills 40 and 2748 at the Southside Occupational Academy High … Continue reading →
The Federal Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals recently reaffirmed that a student may establish a claim for damages under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 if a school district violates Section 504 “intentionally or with deliberate indifference.” (Mark … Continue reading →
UPDATE——–Will Leyden High Schools For the Fall of 2020 Be Utilizing A Hybrid Learning Model——The Community Is Getting a Mixed Message—-Can the Truth Be Told ?
UPDATE: After the posting of the information below, Leyden High School District 212 has revised their information and posted the following: UPDATE ON SCHOOL REOPENING PLANS July 2, 2020 Dear Leyden Families, In an effort to engage in effective and … Continue reading →
Dr. Polyak Presents An Up-Date on the Future of Education and Graduation at the Leyden High Schools as of May 11, 2020
Dr. Polyak announced that graduation for the senior classes at East and West Leyden High Schools will be virtual. The planning for the virtual graduation is on-going. He tells everyone they should be tuning in for a surprise at … Continue reading →
Illinois State Board of Education Chairman Carmen I. Ayala said parents should be prepared to continue homeschooling their children in the fall, as the state’s K-12 schools could remain closed. Ayala, of west suburban Downers Grove, made the remarks during a … Continue reading →
Why Weren’t Leyden, Norwood Park and Maine Township Schools as well as the Rest of the State of Illinois Prepared for On-Line Education When This Pandemic Came Upon Us ? Historic School Teacher Union Opposition to On-Line Education Is the Answer !!!
Leyden High Schools pioneered on line education calling it E-Learning for that one or two snow days a year, but because the teachers’ unions such as the Illinois Education Association and the National Education Association oppose such a direction for … Continue reading →
So What Could a Virtual Graduation Look Like at Leyden High Schools in May, 2020 ? This is Something We As a Community Need to Embrace to Make the Graduation Meaningful for All.
High schools in Illinois including Leyden Highs Schools will not be able to hold traditional graduation ceremonies in May because of advice from health experts to limit crowds in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, as well as evolving … Continue reading →
Dr. Polyak Explains to the Leyden SD 212 Educational Community E-Learning Beginning on Monday, April 6th , Noting That It Is “Unlikely” That The Students Will Return To The Buildings This Academic Year
Dr. Nick Polyak updates the Leyden Educational Community regarding what the future of education looks like for the remainder of this academic year at Leyden High School District 212 in a You Tube Presentation issued on Thursday, April 2, 2020 … Continue reading →