Student Support Services
Welcome to the Student Support Services Department
Kankakee School District 111 provides district-wide support to building staff and our community regarding the education of students with disabilities, who may qualify under either Section 504 or the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Under either provision, District 111 supports the intent of the federal and state mandate to meet student needs in the Least Restrictive Environment (LRE). In meeting the requirements of LRE, our school community continues to embrace inclusive instructional practices, which are designed to provide accommodations and/or special education services within the context of the general education setting to the greatest extent possible. While a continuum of services and programming is available within the district, membership in a student’s home school and classroom is highly valued.
It is the mission of the Student Support Services Department to support student achievement to develop successful learners who are prepared for the world of higher education and work in the 21st century. We support the goals of the Board of Education and the Superintendent for continued academic excellence from a staff that receives professional development in current best instructional practices in a rapidly changing world. Our mission is to use data-driven decision making and a continual review of our research-based initiatives to support achievement for all students.
Our philosophy is based on the premise that Professional Learning Communities involving all stakeholders students, teachers, parents, administrators, and community can best determine the support needed to promote student success.
ONE Community, ONE District, ONE Vision, for All Children
Dr. LaTonya Wilks Ed.D.
Director of Student Support Services