• Disability is a natural part of the human experience and in no way diminishes the right of individuals to participate in or contribute to society. Improving educational results for children with disabilities is an essential element of our national policy of ensuring equality of opportunity, full participation, independent living, and economic self-sufficiency for individuals with disabilities.

    The Preamble to IDEA 2004
    As educators in District 203, we believe in excellence in education and in the dignity and uniqueness of each individual. In keeping with our vision to build a passion for lifelong learning, we strive to address and accommodate the needs of students as they engage in the learning process. Student Services provides district-wide support for students with disabilities by partnering with building teams, parents, and the community to ensure all students have access to the core curriculum, equal opportunities for advanced learning and a rigorous pathway of instruction that is responsive to their individual educational needs. 
    Naperville Community Consolidated School District 203 provides a full continuum of educational services and supports for students with disabilities who qualify under the provisions of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act (Section 504) or the Individual with Disabilities Act (IDEA). 

    Extended School Year (ESY)

    Extended school year services are special education and related services, which are provided by the School District to an IDEA eligible child with a disability beyond the School District’s regular school year in accordance with the child’s IEP at no cost to the child’s parent and meet the standards of ISBE.

    Extended school year services shall be provided to each child whose unique needs require special education and related services in excess of the regular school year.  Children in special education who may require extended school year services are those whose IEPs specify an extended school year program and or related services as determined by the child’s IEP team in accordance with the IDEA and ISBE standards and regulations.