Welcome to Student Services in District 29

All student services are under the supervision of Emily Dunham, Director of Student Services
847-881-9453. dunhame@sunsetridge29.org

Student Services in District 29 encompasses a variety of supports designed to address the educational needs of our students and families. Students services includes all special education services, early childhood and flexible service delivery resources, character education supports, student assessment services (e.g., Measures of Academic Progress (MAP),ACCESS for English Language Learners, Illinois Standards Achievement Test, Curriculum-Based Measurement), services for English Language Learners, gifted and enrichment services, federal and state grants, and services for parentally placed students in private school settings within the District 29 boundary.

The District 29 student services staff is comprised of a diverse group of master educators and support personnel, with a child-centered approach to addressing the unique learning styles and individual gifts manifested by each child in our district. Student Services staff work collaboratively with general education staff, parents, and an array of community/private services providers to tailor programs that maximize the educational experience of every child, one child at a time.

Two critical distinguishing features of Student Services in District 29 is that all services are a) provided flexibly based on the identification of individual student needs and, b) are delivered in a proactive,inclusive manner. This means that access to students services is NOT necessarily contingent upon special education eligibility under the Individuals With Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEIA) or Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Furthermore, most support services are provided in the general education classroom.

More information regarding Special Education Services is available by clicking the Special Education Services link to the left.

For more information on the array of student support services available at each of our buildings, click on the appropriate link below:


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on Friday, May 29, 2015 at 9:00 a.m. a meeting conducted by Sunset Ridge School District #29 will take place at Sunset Ridge School (525 Sunset Ridge Rd. Northfield, IL. 60093). The purpose of this meeting will be to discuss the District’s plan for providing special education and Title I services to students who attend private schools or are home schooled within the boundaries of District #29 for the 2015-2016 school year. If you are a parent of a private- or home-schooled student within the boundaries of Sunset Ridge School District #29, and your child has been identified (or may be identified) as having a disability, you are urged to attend. If you have further questions regarding this meeting, please contact Ms. Emily Dunham, Director of Student Services for District #29 at 847.881.9453.
(posted May 19, 2015)
Last Modified on May 22, 2015