Student Support Services

The Special Support Services department of Morton District 709 takes great pride in providing support to students, ages 3-22. Each school is equipped with numerous special education teachers, instructional aides, social workers, a nurse, and a speech therapist. Our school district also provides occupational therapy, physical therapy, school counselors, school psychologists, as well as other services. Morton District 709 cares deeply about each student and wants them to be successful. 


Here is the Special Education Referral Process.


Office of Special Education

1050 S. Fourth Ave.
Morton, Illinois 61550
Phone: 309-263-0522
Fax: 309-284-8015


At Morton District 709, our goals for the Special Support Services department are the same as for the entire school district. Specifically, it is the mission of the Student Support Services department to:

  • Ensure all students achieve their highest potential
  • Meet individual student needs based on assessments for learning and provide research-based instruction and interventions
  • Identify the specific needs of each student in order to determine teaching and learning priorities and the effectiveness of instructional methods

Additionally, we recognize the role of inclusion in helping all students develop, and we place students in general education classrooms as appropriate for each individual student.


Annual Medicaid Notification 

Procedural Safeguards



Persons born in 1996: Destruction of Special Education Records on June 15, 2024