Special Education

In partnership with our families and communities, Glenview School District 34 will educate all students to reach their highest potential.

  • All students are general education students first
  • Special education is a service for students with an identified disability
  • Special educators (including related service providers) utilize specialized instruction for the purpose of acquiring the necessary skills to master grade level standards

Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA)

Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA) was passed by Congress to ensure all students with disabilities ages 3-21 would receive a free and appropriate public education to meet their individual and unique learning needs.

Illinois State Board of Education: Special Education

Illinois State Board of Education: Information for Parents and Guardians


Glenview School District 34 is member of the TrueNorth Educational Cooperative 804 (formerly NSSED)

TrueNorth is a special education joint agreement in the north shore suburbs of Chicago. The joint agreement includes seventeen other school districts in our region to provide every student the opportunity to learn and reach their full potential. Through TrueNorth, students can access academic and behavior support, and staff can engage in high quality professional learning that impacts student growth at at District 34.

TrueNorth is committed to providing responsive, accepting programs and services that will improve the quality of life for students with special needs.

TrueNorth Guidebook

TrueNorth's Guidebook is an overview of the services and programs available to the District 34 community.

View the Guidebook

TrueNorth Member District Badge