Special Education Listserv
Subject: Public Hearing on Proposed Changes to Part B State Plan
Source: Stephen Barr, Assistant Commissioner
Intended Audience: System stakeholders in Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)
Date: October 29, 2013
The Office of Special Education, Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, is proposing changes to the state regulations implementing Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). The proposed changes and a summary chart are available for inspection until November 30, 2013, in the office of the Assistant Commissioner, Office of Special Education, Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, 205 Jefferson Street, 4th floor Jefferson Building, Jefferson City, MO 65102 during regular office hours and are also available on the office website at
Written public comments on the proposed changes are being solicited and should be directed as follows no later than the close of business on November 7, 2013, to:
Special Education Compliance
Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
P.O. Box 480
Jefferson City, MO 65102-0480
A public hearing will be held by webinar on:
Friday, November 1, 2013
1:30 – 3:30 p.m. http://dese.mo.gov/webinar/Webinar11-01-13-SE.htm
To participate in the webinar, type in or click on the corresponding link above on a computer with internet access and follow the directions. During the webinar, you will have the opportunity to type in and submit your comments to Department staff. The webinar will remain open to receive public comment for a minimum of one hour or until all comments have been received.
A public hearing webinar was held on October 15, 2013, and can be viewed at http://dese.mo.gov/webinar/Webinar10-15-13-SE.htm.
Individuals who require special accommodations to participate in the public hearing need to contact the Office of Special Education at the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education at least 72 hours prior to the event at 573-751-5739.