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Subject: Revisions to Special Education Model Forms

Source: Nancy Thomas, Assistant Director, Special Education Compliance

Intended Audience: Special Education Directors, Process Coordinators, Special Education Teachers, Related Services Staff, School Administrators, School Counselors, Parents, Advocates, and other interested parties

Date: July 24, 2013

Revisions have been made to the Special Education Model Forms to clarify issues raised in child complaints and special education compliance monitoring determinations.  Note that no revisions were made that need immediate attention by LEAs to achieve compliance.  Instead, these revisions to the model forms were designed to assist LEAs to efficiently and effectively comply with the provisions of IDEA and avoid common mistakes.  The revised model forms are posted on the Special Education Compliance webpage at http://dese.mo.gov/se/compliance/MOSample_Forms/Index.html.  A list of those revisions and the reasons for them may also be found at that site.

If you have questions or concerns about this document, please do not hesitate to call the Compliance Section at 573-751-0699.