Special Services

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 Sarah Wisdom, Director of Special Services by email or at (573) 491-3700 ext. 206

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
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    SPECIAL EDUCATION INFORMATION OF INTEREST

    FOR FAMILIES & TEACHERS

    Missouri Dept of Special Education    

    Federal Regulations under IDEA

    IDEA 2004 Resources from the US Department of Education

    *Questions about 504 plans should be directed to Sarah Wisdom, Director of Special Services.

    First Steps (Early Intervention Services for children Birth to 3 years)