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Subject: Readers for the Blind Applications

Source: Debbie Gerlette, Supervisor, Funds Management

Intended Audience: Special Education Directors

Date: January 7, 2008

The deadline for submission of the Readers for the Blind Program applications for the 2007-08 school year is January 31, 2008.  A current eye report (3 years old or less) must be attached to the application when submitted to the Funds Management Section.

Funds Management will forward applications to Rehabilitation Services for the Blind for certification and, if approved, notify the school district of the student's eligibility.  The district must verify, no later than May 15, 2008, the number of readers used during the school year and the dates services started and ended.

Applications and instructions can be found at the following link:


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Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Division of Special Education
P.O. Box 480
Jefferson City, MO 65102
Email:  webreplyspe@dese.mo.gov
Phone: 573-751-5739   Fax:  573-526-4404


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