Student Services


Welcome to District 401's Department of Student Services!  The department is led by Assistant Superintendent for Student Services Dr. Kari Smith.

Elmwood Park Community Unit School District 401 ensures equal access and participation, and we are committed to providing the services and supports necessary for all students regardless of race, color, ethnicity, disability status, sexual orientation, national origin, gender, age, citizenship status or religion.

All students are entitled to a free and appropriate public education under the law. The District will comply with all federal and state laws and regulations designed to ensure equitable access and participation.


Notice to Parents/Guardians of Students with IEPs


Per new Illinois legislation, the following serves as a notice for the parents/guardians of students with disabilities who may receive related services as part of their individualized education programs (IEPs).

District 401 will maintain related service logs that record the type and number of minutes of the related service(s) administered to such students. Copies of any related service logs will be available to parents/guardians at their child's annual review IEP meeting.

Parents/guardians of students with disabilities may also request copies of their child's related service logs at any time.

If you have any questions, please contact your student's related services provider or the special education coordinator for your building:

Ms. Pamela Stutzman
Special Education Coordinator
Contact for students at John Mills Elementary School & Elmwood Elementary School
708-583-5852
stutzmanp@epcusd401.org

Ms. Antigone Campobasso
Special Education Coordinator
Contact for students at Elm Middle School & Elmwood Park High School
708-583-5851
campobasso@epcusd401.org

Dr. Kari Smith
Assistant Superintendent for Student Services
Contact for students at Enger, Ridgewood & West Leyden Schools
708-583-5836
smithk@epcusd401.org


What is the Student Services Department?


The Department of Student Services oversees the following programs:

► Early Childhood Education
► McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance
► Section 504 Plans
► Social-Emotional Learning (SEL)
► Special Education Services

Our department works within the District's mission and vision to inspire minds in the pursuit of excellence. We do this while striving to cultivate the foundational elements essential to the educational success of all students, such as:  

► Individualized social-emotional learning processes
► Rigorous academics fostering inquisitive minds prepared for critical thinking
► Active and engaged partnerships with the community and parents
► Innovative uses of 21st-century technologies for teaching and learning

For more information about the individual components of our department, please see the sections below or click the links located on the left-hand side of this page.
 


Contact Information


If you would like to learn more about the services offered by our department, please use the following contact information: 

Department for Student Services
Elmwood Park Community Unit School District 401
8201 W. Fullerton Ave.
Elmwood Park, IL 60707
708-452-7292

Dr. Kari Smith
Assistant Superintendent for Student Services
708-583-5854
smithk@epcusd401.org

Ms. Pamela Stutzman
Special Education Coordinator
John Mills Elementary School & Elmwood Elementary School
708-583-5852
stutzmanp@epcusd401.org

Ms. Antigone Campobasso
Special Education Coordinator
Elm Middle School & Elmwood Park High School
708-583-5851
campobassoa@epcusd401.org