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Special Education Listserv

Subject: Improvement Grants/Last Week to Send in Letters of Intent

Source: Julia LePage, Director, Effective Practices

Intended Audience: Superintendents, Special Education Administrators, Building Administrators

Date: January 7, 2010

The Division of Special Education is extending invitations to apply for Special Education Improvement Grants in the areas of Elementary Achievement and Post-Secondary Transition.  This is an excellent opportunity for districts to receive funding for systems change such as three-tiered models including Response to Intervention (RtI), School-Wide Positive Behavior Support (SW-PBS), and Professional Learning Communities (PLC).

Letters of intent to apply must be received by January 11, 2010.  The deadline for application submission is March 1, 2010, 5:00 p.m.

Applications will be submitted through the web-based system, ePeGS, and must include an Improvement Plan.  A list of preapproved expenditures is included in the grant packet found at http://www.dese.mo.gov/divspeced/EffectivePractices/documents/10GPkt.pdf

or by going to

http://www.dese.mo.gov/divspeced/EffectivePractices/ImprovementPlan.htm.

Please contact the Effective Practices Section at 573-751-0187 with questions.