LCSEA Board Meetings


1335 Franklin Grove Road, Dixon, Illinois



DATE                                                                      TIME     


July 15, 2014                                                               12:30 p.m.

August 19, 2014                                                          12:30 p.m.

September 23, 2014                                                     12:30 p.m.

October 21, 2014                                                        12:30 p.m.

November 18, 2014                                                    12:30 p.m.

December 16, 2014                                                     12:30 p.m.

January 20, 2015                                                         12:30 p.m.

February 17, 2015                                                       12:30 p.m.

March 17, 2015                                                           12:30 p.m.

April 21, 2015                                                              12:30 p.m.

May 19, 2015                                                              12:30 p.m.

June 23, 2015                                                              12:30 p.m.

LRE Information

LRE, referring to the least restrictive environment method of student placement, requires that, to the maximum extent appropriate, students with disabilities aged 3 through 21, in public or private institutions or other care facilities, are educated with children who are not disabled [34 C.F.R. §300.550 (b)(1)]. The ISBE will monitor programs and institutions that serve students withdisabilities to ensure that the first placement option considered is a regular education environment, with the use of supplemental aids and services as needed. Special classes, separate schooling, or other placements by which students with disabilities are removed from the regular education environment should occur only if the student's Individual Educational Program ("IEP") team determines that the  nature or severity of the disability is such that education in a regular classroom setting, even with the use of supplemental aids and services, cannot be achieved satisfactorily.

(resource Illinois State Board of Education

 For more information on Least Restrictive Environment please go to and click on Special Education Services -under Resources -Topics A-Z. There is an LRE Code Determination Manual and ISBE's LRE  policy for you to review.

Homeless Information

Working to eliminate barriers for homeless children and ensuring a free, appropriate public education.

Who is homeless?  Anyone who, due to a lack of housing, lives:

  • In a shelter
  • In a motel
  • In a vehicle
  • In a campground
  • On the street
  • Doubled up with relatives or friends

Where can homeless children and youth attend school?

  • The school in which the child or youth was last enrolled (school of origin).

The school in the attendance area where the child or youth is temporarily living.What is needed to enroll a student in Dixon Public Schools?

  • Parents, guardians, or caregivers should go to the appropriate school to get the child enrolled immediately.
  • If a child is enrolled in Dixon Public Schools, contact the building representative listed below to let them know of your current circumstances.
  • School personnel will work with you to obtain the necessary documents needed for Illinois public school students. NO student will be denied access for not having appropriate documentation.

Can students experiencing homelessness be denied enrollment if the parent/guardian does not have proof of residency?

  • No. The parent/guardian will sign an affidavit stating that the family is staying in temporary accommodations. 

What if the parent/guardian does not have the school records for a child experiencing homelessness?

  • The child/youth will be enrolled in school until the records arrive.
  • Our school nurses will work to obtain the student's immunization records from the previous school or wherever they may be located.
  • School secretaries will work to obtain the student?s transcript information from the previous school.

This is a difficult and unpredictable time in the life of homeless youth and families. We will do everything we can to make sure the education of your child remains constant.


District Homeless Liaison (Grades K-12)
Phone: 284-7722 extension 5107
Mrs. Margo Empen




Jefferson Elementary (Grades 2-3)
Phone: 284-7726
Principal: Mr. Dan Rick
School Counselor: Mrs. Deanna Droege
Secretary: Mrs. Betty Leslie


Reagan Middle School (Grades 6-8)
Phone: 284-7725
Principal: Mr. Andy Bullock
School Counselor: Mrs. Paula Durband
School Counselor: Mrs. Eva Langloss
Secretary: Mrs. Adona Zimmerman

Washington Elementary (Grades K-1)
Phone: 284-7727
Principal: Mr. Jeff Gould
School Social Worker: Mrs. Pam Maas
Secretary: Mrs. Nancy Wadsworth


Madison Elementary (Grades 4-5)
Phone: 284-7724
Principal: Mr. Joey Sagel
School Social Worker: Mrs. Michelle Spinden
Secretary: Mrs. Jane Gascoigne


Dixon High School (Grades 9-12)
Phone: 284-7723
Principal: Mr. Mike Grady
School Counselor: Mrs. Ebert
School Counselor: Mr. Steve Hodson
Secretary: Mrs. Linda Loescher



The Arc of Illinois

The Arc of Illinois offers:

¨ Information and referral Services
¨ Health-related training opportunities for families, youth and professional helpers
¨ Specialized training for parent leaders and organizations
¨ Linkages to local, regional, statewide and national partners

They can answer questions such as:

1. How can I get health insurance for my child with special needs?
2. How can my child's health needs be taken care of during the school day?
3. How can I help my teenager with special needs get ready for the future?
Call toll free: 1-866-931-1110 or visit their website at for more information!