Student Services and Special Education

Barbie Davidsmeyer
Director of Student Services and Special Education

Email: [email protected]

Barbie Davidsmeyer

Our Mission

The purpose of the Jacksonville School District 117 Special Services Department is to provide an appropriate education for students with disabilities, in the least restrictive environment, that will enable them to reach their potential, both academically and personally, and to become functioning members of society. 

The Special Services Department includes special education teachers, school psychologists, speech/language specialists, school social workers, related service providers and paraprofessionals. Together we work in partnerships with regular education staff, administration and parents to plan and provide specialized academic and behavioral supports and services in order to promote success for students with exceptional needs.

Holly O'Neil
Asst. Director of Student Services and Special Education

Email: [email protected]

Holly O'Neil


Mrs. Gina Hurrelbrink
Administrative Assistant

Email: [email protected]
Gina Hurrelbrink

3 West Central Park Plaza, 
Jacksonville, IL  62650     
Phone: 217-243-7402     Fax: 217-243-3155

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Eligibility Notice
Students who do not qualify for an IEP through special education may qualify for a Section 504 Plan. If you would like further information regarding potential eligibility for a Section 504 Plan, contact the building principal. 

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