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Learning Knows No Bounds


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.
First Steps


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

Public Notice

504 Public Notice

Missouri Dept. of Special Education

Federal Regulations under IDEA

Parent Bill of Rights

Procedural Safeguards

State Compliance Plan

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
Lori Clark

Elementary School Principal
Tina Kauffman

Jr/Sr High School Principal
Danielle Greubel

Jr/Sr High School Asst. Principal
Ryan Hedrick