Managing School Transitions for your Student

Check out these resources as you plan for your student's transition from one grade or building to another.


Replay of Parent Meetings

October 2020: Meeting featured D205 Student Services Administrators answering parent questions about shift back to remote learning. 

Meeting password: 8&.m+ZE6

Click here to watch meeting replay (password listed above)

August 2020: Meeting featured Dr. Rubenstein sharing information about unique circumstances for starting 2020-2021 school year. 

Meeting password: #rn+uKo5

Click here to watch the meeting replay.

SERG MISSION - Empowering This Generation and The Next

To support parents of children with special needs from ages 3 to 21 by...

  • Educating families within District 205 to increase awareness and gain support for individuals with disabilities in our community.
  • Connecting parents, educators and administrators to increase understanding and collaboration.
  • Providing information about resources in our community
  • Sponsoring programs on a variety of topics related to special education.
  • Providing resources for parents on topics of services, policies and procedures for children with special needs.

SERG is organized and funded by the District 205 PTA Council.

Monthly eNewsletter

If you would like to receive SERG news, please subscribe to the SERG Communication List here.


School Represented           

SERG Co-Chair   Elena Cutri
SERG Co-Chair   Mary Young
Edison   Mary Bis
Emerson    Katie Eberspacher  
Field   Micki Chan
Fischer   Courtney Barcus
Hawthorne   Laura Fischer
Jackson   Sean Cullen
Jefferson  open
Lincoln   Ashley Galliart
Bryan   Yukari Finley
Churchville   Kim Ptak
Sandburg   Rachel Lappe

SERG Representative Responsibilities

Are you interested in volunteering at your child's school, but have little time? Do you like sharing Special Education resources with fellow parents?

Being a SERG representative is an easy way of supporting your school community!

As a SERG school rep, you will be asked to do the following:

  • Gather parent feedback, questions, and issues about Special Education topics at your school.
  • Attend meetings to provide SERG information and to gather parent feedback:
    • Attend your school’s PTA meetings (monthly)
    • Attend SERG rep meetings (every 6-8 weeks)
    • Attend SERG parent meetings (a few times a year)
  • Distribute SERG information:
    • Submit SERG program information for the principal’s weekly newsletter.
    • Submit SERG program information for the PTA President’s weekly email.
    • Share SERG info with Resource Teachers and Special Education Teachers at your school and ask them to pass along to students and/or their room parents.
  • Partner with your school’s PTA committees to make events accessible to all students.

If you're interested in joining SERG as a rep, contact the current rep listed above or your school's PTA President.