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Subject: 2nd Annual Missouri Dropout Summit

Source: Barb Gilpin, Assistant Director, Effective Practices

Intended Audience: Superintendents, Directors of Special Education, Special Education Teachers, General Education Administrators, and Teachers

Date: May 2, 2013

The Office of Special Education, Effective Practices Section, is pleased to announce the 2nd Annual Missouri Dropout Summit to be held at 12:00 p.m., Monday, June 24 through Wednesday, 12:00 p.m., June 26 at the Truman Hotel, Jefferson City, Missouri.

This summit will host a variety of presenters from across Missouri and the nation who will share their expertise in model dropout prevention programs.  It will also feature students sharing their experiences with dropout prevention programs.  Discover ways to use your data to identify and intervene with at-risk students through the early warning system.  Hear about methods for parent and student engagement.  Let successful leaders in the field teach you how to evaluate policies and procedures so they do not penalize students and force them out the door.  Become informed about strategies for increased attendance and decreased discipline referrals!  For more information about the summit, go to

There is a $35 registration fee.  The fee may be paid in advance or on-site.  Payment may be by check or money order made payable to: Treasurer, State of Missouri.  Purchase orders will not be accepted.  The registration fee is nonrefundable; however, substitutions will be accepted.  If mailing your registration fee in advance, mail to: Lina Browner, Office of Special Education, DESE, P. O. Box 480, Jefferson City, MO 65102 (please indicate the names of all registrant(s) for whom the check is paying). 

Attendees will be responsible for hotel, mileage, and some meals (breakfast and lunch will be served at no cost on June 25 and breakfast will be served at no cost on June 26).  A room block is available at Truman Hotel under DROPOUT SUMMIT, or 800-392-0202.

Should you have questions or want to learn more, please contact Barb Gilpin at 573-751-7661 ( or John Stains at 573-751-0225 (