Student Services Department

Jennifer Volpe - Interim Director of Student Services, McKinney-Vento Liaison, Youth in Care Liaison, Truancy Liaison

(708) 342-4913


Luann Lodes - Administrative Assistant for Student Services

(708) 342-4911


Mokena School District 159 offers a wide spectrum of specialized programs for students ages three through 14. Special education resource programs, instructional programs, and related services range along a continuum based on the nature and degree of the intervention. Special education is instruction and related services provided by special education personnel or by a general education program that has been modified through the use of special education support services, supplementary aids/interventions, or other special programming.

The School provides a free appropriate public education in the least restrictive environment and necessary related services to all children with disabilities enrolled in the school. It is the intent of the school to ensure that students with disabilities are identified, evaluated, and provided with appropriate educational services.

A copy of the publication “Explanation of Procedural Safeguards Available to Parents of Students with Disabilities” may be obtained at the link below.

Students with disabilities who do not qualify for an individualized education program, as required by the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and implementing provisions of this Illinois law, may qualify for services under Section 504 of the federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973 if the student (i) has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, (ii) has a record of a physical or mental impairment, or (iii) is regarded as having a physical or mental impairment.