Student Support Services


Student Supports Services includes a number of supports for students within the Harlem School District

Special Education

The Harlem School District provides students with Special Education eligibility a continuum of services and placement based on each student’s individual education plan (IEP).  Students with Special Education eligibility receive the support and specialized instruction that is stated in the student’s IEP in order to provide the student a free and appropriate public education (FAPE) in the least restrictive environment (LRE).

Illinois State Board of Education/Special Education Services

Students with disabilities who do not qualify for an individualized education program under the IDEA may qualify for services under Section 504 if the student: (1) has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities; (2) has a record of a physical or mental impairment; or (3) is regarded as having a physical or mental impairment.  Please contact Heidi Lange or Shannon Rice with any inquiries about your student's eligibility.  See below for contact information.

Section 504 

The Harlem School District provides students with disabilities accommodations and services under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 under Section 504 in order to provide students with disabilities full access to their education and other school-related activities.

Civil Rights/Section 504

Contact Us

Student Support Services Department

8605 N. 2nd Street

Machesney Park, IL 61115

(815) 654-4508

(815) 654-4570 Fax 

Heidi Lange
Director of Student Support Services

Shannon Rice
Assistant Director of Student Support Services

Alyshia Meyers
Secretary to the Director of Student Support Services
(815) 654-4500 ext. 1043

Dena Lamping
Secretary to the Assistant Director of Student Support Services

Leslie Chandler
Student Support Services Records Secretary
(815) 654-4500 ext. 1044

Shari Tucker
Students and Families in Transition Coordinator (SAF-T)
(815) 654-4511 ext. 2344