Public Notice

All responsible public agencies are required to locate, evaluate, and identify children with disabilities who are under the jurisdiction of the agency, regardless of the severity of the disability, including children attending private schools, highly mobile children, such as migrant and homeless children, and children who are suspected of having a disability and in need of special education even though they are advancing from grade to grade.  The local public school districts assures that it will provide a free, appropriate public education (FAPE) to all eligible children with disabilities between the ages of 3 and 21 under its jurisdiction.  Disabilities include autism, deaf/blindness, emotional disorders, hearing impairment and deafness, mental retardation, multiple disabilities, orthopedic impairment, other health impairments, specific learning disabilities, speech or language impairment, traumatic brain injury, visual impairment/blindness and young children with a developmental delay.


The public school assures that they will provide information and referral services necessary to assist the State in the implementation of early intervention services for infants and toddlers eligible for the Missouri First Steps program.


The public school assures that personally identifiable information collected, used, or maintained by the agency for the purposes of identification, evaluation, placement or provision of FAPE of children with disabilities may be inspected and/or reviewed by their parents/guardians.  Parents/guardians may request amendment tot the educational record if the parent/guardian believes the record is inaccurate, misleading, or violates the privacy or other rights of their children.  Parents have the right to file complaints with the U.S. Department of Education or the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education concerning alleged failures by the district to meet the requirements of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)


The public school follows state and federal requirements that records be maintained for a minimum of three years from the date no longer needed to provide educational services to the child.  A permanent record containing the student’s name, address, phone number, grades, attendance record, classes attended, grade level completed, and year completed is maintained.  Records not required to be maintained will be destroyed according to Federal guidelines.


The public school has developed a Local Compliance Plan for the implementation of State Regulations for the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).  This plan contains the agency’s policies and procedures regarding storage, disclosure to third parties, retention and destruction of personally identifiable information and the agency’s assurances that services are provided in compliance with the General Education Provision Act (GEPA).  This plan may be reviewed at the office of the superintendent during regular school business hours.


This notice will be provided in native languages as appropriate.  This notice is being made in accordance with the federal law regarding the rights of the handicapped and is sponsored by the following schools:  Cole Camp R-I, Green Ridge R-VIII, LaMonte R-IV, Lincoln R-II, Pettis County R-XII, Pettis County R-V, Smithton R-VI, Stover R-I, Sedalia #200 and Warsaw R-IX.