SPECIAL EDUCATION REFERRALS
If you would like to make a referral for an evaluation of your child (beginning at age three) for special education consideration, please contact Lori Clark, Director of Special Services by email or at (573) 782-3325 ext. 1701
For children under age 3, please see the First Steps link below.
SPECIAL EDUCATION REFERRAL TIMELINES
These timelines are set by the federal regulations under IDEA and by state of Missouri and local compliance plans.
- School District Staff Receives Parent Referral for an Evaluation
- 30 days from date of referral = collection of existing data completed and an evaluation plan is developed. Obtain parental consent for an evaluation if necessary
- 60 days from date consent for an evaluation is signed = testing is completed and an evaluation meeting is held to inform parents of the results
- 30 days after date of evaluation meeting is held an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) is developed and put into place (following parent consent for initial placement) if necessary
Every child has a different learning style and pace. Each child is unique, not only capable of learning but also capable of succeeding.
-Robert John Meehan
Special Education information of interest for families and teachers
Missouri Dept. of Special Education
Federal Regulations under IDEA
IDEA 2004 Resources from the US Dept. of Education
The Parent's Guide to Special Education
Local Plan for Compliance with State Regulations
*Questions about 504 plans should be directed to Lori Clark, Director of Special Services
Dr. Jeff Jennewein
Special Services Director
Elementary School Principal
Jr/Sr High School Principal
Jr/Sr High School Asst. Principal