Category Archives: Special Education

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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Damages May be Awarded if School District Violates Section 504 with Deliberate Indifference


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

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“Teacher Bashing“ Was It Invented To Deflect Criticism and Avoid Personal Responsibility ?


I have had enough with the canned reference to “teacher bashing” and the connotation that any negative comment regarding teacher behavior is in some way “bashing”. “Reprinted from the Blog: Parents for Progress“ The concept “teacher bashing” seems to be … Continue reading

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Is Leyden High School SD212 a Good Steward of Tax Payer Money ?


So this was just delivered to every Leyden High School parent’s mailbox. This was clearly written and produced as if there was no pandemic. The information contained in this mailing was irrelevant before they mailed it. Each envelope cost $1.81 … Continue reading

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ISBE Issues the Guidance for the Re-Opening of School in the Fall, 2020—Governor Approves the Re-Opening of All Schools This Fall


Illinois officials on Tuesday shared guidance for students and teachers to return to the classroom in the fall. Meanwhile, the total known case count climbed to 137,825 and the death toll to 6,707 statewide since the start of the pandemic. … Continue reading

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Autistic Pride Day——June 18


Autistic Pride Day, originally an Aspies for Freedom initiative, is a pride celebration for autistic people held on June 18 each year. Autistic pride recognises the importance of pride for autistic people and its role in bringing about positive changes … Continue reading

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Illinois Schools Allowed To Re-Open Per Governor Pritzker Executive Order Signed on June 4, 2020-including Summer School Programs


  Illinois Governor J.B Pritzker today, June 4, signed an executive order allowing all Illinois schools to reopen, including summer school programs.   The executive order states that schools can reopen for limited, in-person education, and food distribution will be allowed. … Continue reading

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A lot of parents are asking how will schools be able to open and students return to schools in the Fall?


A lot of parents are asking how will schools be able to open and students return to schools in September? The reality is that schools will not be returning in the way that is familiar to us and our children. … Continue reading

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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

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Pritzker Education Chief Signals Illinois K-12 Schools will stay Closed in the Fall, 2020


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

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