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School board to vote on inclusion plan

The Evanston/Skokie School District 65 board is scheduled to vote tonight to adopt an inclusion plan to provide services for special education students in regular classrooms.

And a meeting for parents to discuss the plan is scheduled for Wednesday.

The Evanston/Skokie School District 65 board is scheduled to vote tonight to adopt an inclusion plan to provide services for special education students in regular classrooms.

And a meeting for parents to discuss the plan is scheduled for Wednesday.

The plan, which was inititally presented at the board’s Nov. 16 meeting, is available online in the board meeting packet.

Tonight’s board meeting and the Wednesday session for parents will both be held in the board room of the Hill Education Center at 1500 McDaniel Ave.

Tonight’s session starts at 7 p.m. The Wednesday meeting starts at 6:30 p.m.

The Wednesday meeting will be led by Sandi Cole, director of the Center on Education and Lifelong Learning, Indiana Institute on Disability and Community, Indiana University. Cole has been working with District 65 in the development and planning for implementation of a districtwide inclusion model.

The meeting is open to all District 65 families. The purpose is to provide an opportunity to explain the inclusion plan development process, discuss the function of the district leadership team and feedback mechanisms, discuss how goals will be measured, and respond to concerns.

District 65’s inclusion plan is scheduled for board adoption on Monday, November 30th. A copy of the plan begins on page three of the November 30th Board meeting packet available on the web at

The Inclusion presentation made to the board on Nov. 16 is also available online.

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