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Special Education Listserv

Subject: Improvement Grants/Letters of Intent

Source: Dan Gordon, Supervisor, Effective Practices

Intended Audience: Superintendents, Special Education Administrators

Date: December 10, 2010

The Office 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).

Districts applying for grants must submit a letter of intent to webreplyspeep@dese.mo.gov by 5:00 p.m. on January 10, 2011.  The grant application must be submitted to DESE through ePeGs/IMACS by 5:00 p.m. on March 1, 2011.

Complete 2010-2011 information and letters of intent are available at http://dese.mo.gov/divspeced/EffectivePractices/ImprovementPlan.htm

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