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Welcome to the BBCHS Special Services Department


Director of Special Services:  Dr. Candace Wells ext. 6051










Bradley-Bourbonnais Community High School is proud to offer a full continuum of special education programs and services to individuals with identified disabilities. Students have learning opportunities in the least restrictive environment with highly qualified teachers. If you have a concern with your teen’s academic progress, please contact your school counselor to discuss interventions to enhance your teen’s high school experience.

Our school has a long history of non-discrimination of students regardless of race, color, ethnic origin, sex or disability. BBCHS has embraced the Best Buddies Program which pairs individuals with disabilities with non-disabled peers to enhance social opportunities. We also have many students participating in general education activities and sports, as well as Special Olympics. The best thing about BBCHS is our students!! 


Student Resources:
Parent Resources:


Students at Work Program:

The Students At Work Program allows students with IEP to gain academic credit while working on or off campus normally during the school day. The Work Program normally is available to sophomores through seniors who would benefit from improving their employment skills. Sophomores are often placed in a work site for about an hour during their school day. Juniors and Seniors gain employment in community based jobs and normally leave the school building earlier than their peers to go to work. If you would like more information or have any questions about this program please contact Sue Crabtree or Kevin Peterson.


Special Olympics:

The Special Olympic teams of BBCHS continue to build on it's tradition of sportsmanship, fair play, and success in and out of the sports arena. Our students have the opportunity to compete competitively with other Special Olympics programs in Basketball, Swimming, and Track & Field. For additional information please visit the BBCHS Special Olympics homepage. 


Best Buddies:
Best Buddies is a club that provides matches between students with disabilities and general education students. Participating students with disabilities will have a team of buddies who will provide one-to-one friendships. Club members can take part in monthly club activities or schedule social outings on their own. Approximately 200 BBCHS students who join Best Buddies annually and the chapter has been awarded the Illinois Chapter of the Year and the International Chapter of the Year. 

For general information go to www.bestbuddiesillinois.org. BBCHS Best Buddy members can get chapter information at www.bestbuddiesonline.org.
New State Laws for Special Education:

On Friday, August 23, 2020 Governor Pritzker signed some new state laws regarding special education services that became effective immediately.  Please be advised that the district is required to communicate the following changes to parents:


Parents/guardians will be notified of the scheduled time, date and purpose of IEP meetings held for their child at least 10 calendar days in advance, which can be waived by agreement. At least 3 school days prior to IEP meetings, parents/guardians will be provided with copies of all written material that will be discussed at the meeting, except for materials related to placement and related services. The documents will be provided to parents electronically. Parents/guardians will also be provided with copies of the related service logs upon request. Parents/guardians will be included as part of the collaborative team that determines RtI (response to intervention) supports and services.