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Public Notice

The Macon R I Public Schools Special Services department provides staff, resources,and supports throughout the district depending on the needs of students in each building. The broad range of special education services and supports allows most of our children with disabilities to be served in the student's homeschool in their regular education classroom. In the past, special educators were an isolated system of support. Today, regular educators and special educators work together with parents to teach children with and without disabilities in a variety of settings.


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,children who live outside the district but are attending a private school within the district, highly mobile children, such as migrant and homeless children, children who are wards of the state, and children who are suspected of having a disability and in need of special education even though they area advancing from grade to grade.  The Public Agencies listed below assure that they will provide a free, appropriate public education (FAPE) to all eligible children with disabilities between the ages of3 and 21 under its jurisdiction. Disabilities include autism, deaf/blindness, emotional disorders,hearing impairment and deafness, mental retardation/intellectual disability,multiple disabilities, orthopedic impairment, other health impairments,specific learning disabilities, speech or language impairment, traumatic brain injury, visual impairment/blindness and young child with a developmental delay.

The Public Agencies listed below assure 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 Agencies listed below assure 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 to the educational record if the parent/guardian believes the record is inaccurate, misleading, or violates the privacy or other rights of their child.  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 Agencies listed below have 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 plans may be reviewed Macon R I  Central Office between the hours of 8:00am and 4:00pm.  This notice will be provided in native languages as appropriate.

Contact information:
Shelley Devenport
Coordinator of Special Education Services

Macon RI School
702 North Missouri

Macon Mo 63552
(Ph) 660-385-2118
(Fax) 660-385-4395
[email protected]