Special Education

The Delavan-Darien School District is committed to providing free, appropriate educational opportunities to all students. The Special Education program in our district formally identifies students, ages 3 through 21, who qualify for and need special education services. While most special education students’ needs can be met with support in the regular education classrooms, some have programming in settings unique from their peers. The district educates all students with disabilities in the least restrictive environment.

The goal of all special education services, programming and support in the Delavan-Darien School District is to help students make continuous progress in school. In accordance with federal and state law, special education students in our district have an Individualized Education Plan. Commonly known as an IEP, this legal document provides insight on a student’s strengths and weaknesses and states what specific accommodations, modifications, educational programming, and services will be provided to the student in light of their disability.

If you have questions about your child’s learning, please contact your child’s teacher or the school psychologist. You are also welcome to contact me (The word “me” is linked to email or contact page) if you have questions about your child’s learning or the special education process.


Sara Halberg
Director of Pupil Services & Special Education

More about our Special Education Program

Special education in the Delavan-Darien School District offers a continuum of services to students with disabilities from age 3 through age 21. Identification procedures follow state criteria guidelines found on the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) website. Programming is individually designed and enables students who have been identified with a disability to make continuous progress in school.

The Individualized Education Plan (IEP) Team addresses the individual needs of students with exceptionalities. Through this process, information is shared pertaining to the student’s strengths and needs and decisions are made concerning accommodations and modifications of the instructional environment and strategies.

Additional information can be found in the Special Education in Plain Language website:

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