Naperville, IL: "Social/emotional needs of...students are driving the need for 5 new SPED positions"

April 24, 2018, Chicago Tribune: Naperville District 203 to hire psychologists, elementary teachers … Most of new hires will be elementary teachers and staff working in special education, which include social workers, psychologists, vision and hearing teachers, and other teachers. Nancy Voise, assistant superintendent of secondary education, said at a previous meeting that the social and emotional needs of high school students are driving the need for five new special education positions. Voise said the district will add two additional school psychologists at each of the two high schools. The remaining equivalent of 1.2 full-time workers will be used to meet the increased service demands of students who require individual learning plans, she said.