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ISBE Student Specific Corrective Action

As part of our continued commitment to supporting our diverse learners as outlined in the District Action Plan with ISBE, we are providing information and resources related to Student Specific Corrective Action.


Student Specific Corrective Action (SSCA) provides remedies to students with disabilities to make up for delays and denials of services that may have been caused by specific special education procedural changes during the 2016-17 and 2017-18 school years.

To facilitate the process of getting remedies to families who may be eligible for additional support, the district is offering Universal Enrichment Remedies (UERs) to a group of students who may have been impacted. The resources on this page provide information on the procedures for SSCA and your rights. We will continue to provide ongoing updates to support our parents as they become available.

Our priority is to improve outreach and opportunities to the community in an effort to ensure quality and equitable services to all students. For questions about Student Specific Corrective Action, contact the SSCA Helpline by calling 773-553-1843, or by email at


  • SSCA September 2020 Parent Notice [ ENGLISH  |  SPANISH ]
  • SSCA Universal Enrichment Remedy UER Guidelines for Parents [ ENGLISH  |  SPANISH ]

Guidance Documents

  • Student Specific Corrective Action Procedures [ ENGLISH ]
  • Student Specific Corrective Action Safeguards [ ENGLISH  |  SPANISH ]
  • Student Specific Corrective Action FAQs [ ENGLISH ]

Universal Enrichment Guidance

  • UER General Waiver [ ENGLISH
  • UER Transportation Waiver [ ENGLISH
  • UER Guidance Document [ ENGLISH  |  SPANISH ]
  • Parent SSCA Reimbursement Guidance [ COMING SOON ]

Vendors- Universal Enrichment Remedy

  • Universal Enrichment Remedy Vendors [ ENGLISH

Advocacy Resources

  • For the Equip for Equality Hotline, call 312-895-7231
  • Student Specific Correction Action (SSCA) Referral List [ ENGLISH ]
  • ISBE List Free and Flex Cost SPED Law Referrals [ ENGLISH ]

Archived Documents

  • SSCA Important Parent Notice of Special Education Service - February 2020 [ ENGLISH | SPANISH ]
  • ISBE Letter to Parents - November 2018 [ English  |  Spanish ]

Archived Presentations

  • ODLSS Budget Webinar Presentation [ English ]

Procedural Guidance Open for Public Comment

Current Policy Proposed Policy Public Comment Period Status Comments
  Student Specific Corrective Action Guidelines 8/6 to 9/20/20 Closed to comment View comments

Student Specific Corrective Action (SSCA) Parent Training

  • SSCA Meeting Procedures for Parents and Guardians part 1 [ ENGLISH  |  SPANISH ]
  • SSCA Meeting Procedures for Parents and Guardians part 2 [ ENGLISH  |  SPANISH ]

SSCA Parent Training Part I

SSCA Parent Training Part II

For questions about Student Specific Corrective Action, contact: SSCA Helpline 773-553-1843, or email

Office of Diverse Learner Supports and Services


773-553-1801 (Fax)

42 W. Madison St.
Chicago, IL 60602

Have Questions?

Complete and submit this form to provide feedback or request assistance and support for your child on special education topics such as remote learning.

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For questions around special education services, please contact the ODLSS District Representative or Special Education Administrator assigned to your school, Parent Involvement Specialists are also available.

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SSCA Helpline