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Subject: First 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: June 7, 2012

The Office of Special Education, Effective Practices, is pleased to announce the first annual Missouri Dropout Summit to be held at 12:30 p.m., Wednesday, June 27 through noon, Friday, June 29 at the Capitol Plaza 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. Discover ways to use your data to identify and intervene with at-risk students through the early warning system.  Hear about methods for bringing students back to school through the use of reentry programs.  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 methods for student engagement in your school!  See flyer for more details at: http://dese.mo.gov/se/ep/documents/se-ep-dropoutsummitflyer2012.pdf

While the conference registration is free, attendees will be responsible for hotel, mileage, and some meals (breakfast and lunch will be served at no cost on June 28 and breakfast at no cost on June 29).  A room block is available at Capitol Plaza under DROPOUT SUMMIT http://www.capitolplazajeffersoncity.com/.

For registration and additional information, go to http://dese.mo.gov/se/ep/dropoutsummit.html.  Should you have questions or want to learn more, please contact Barb.Gilpin@dese.mo.gov or by phone at 573-751-7661.