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SERG is a group of District 205 parents and educators that provides programs, resources and networking to support families of children with special needs.  It is organized and funded by District 205 school PTAs.

SERG Chairperson

Dena Seidenfuss

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SERG PTA

Special Education Resource Group (SERG)

  • SERG is part of the District 205 PTA Council.
  • SERG events are organized by parent volunteers in collaboration with District 205 Special Education staff.
  • SERG sponsors programs for parents and educators on a variety of topics related to special education.
  • SERG provides educational and recreational resources to parents and educators.
  • SERG works with school PTAs to find ways to make PTA events  more accessible to children with disabilities.
  • SERG serves as a network for parents of children with varying disabilities.

News

First SERG Meeting of the 2014-15 School Year
SERG PTA welcomes new Assistant Superintendent for Student Services Dr. Kathleen Kosteck at its first meeting of the year, set for Thursday, September 18. Join us at this special reception, which begins at 7 PM in the District 205 Center, 162 S. Y... Continue
Posted by: Melea Smith
Published: 9/7/14

IEP Planning Documents

Elmhurst Public Library Assistive Technology Study Room

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Senate Bill 2157--Students with IEP Physical Education Waiver Q and A

The passing of Senate Bill 2157 (Students with IEPs PE waiver bill) has caused a lot of questions about which students are eligible for such a waiver.  Below are some frequently asked questions and answers about the bill. 

  • Does a non school sponsored sport “count’?  Yes, however, the outside sport must be “adaptive,” so it is likely going to be a special recreation program.
  • Can a student who is not yet identified but is in intervention qualify for a PE waiver if they participate in a sport?  No, per the legislation, it applies only to students with IEPs.
  • Can recess count as PE time so that a student can go to an intervention during typical PE time?  Recess does not count as PE time.  However, under the statute, before this amendment (and currently), the IEP team could determine that a student should use P.E. time for special education and document this in the IEP.
  • Is this only for kids in “adaptive P.E.”?  No, any student with an IEP could request the waiver.  However, the outside sport must be an “adaptive” athletic program.
  • Does the district ‘have’ to grant the wavier? No, the waiver is granted at the district’s discretion.