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Subject: MoVIP (Missouri Virtual Instruction Program) and Special Education
Source: Heidi Atkins Lieberman, Assistant Commissioner

Intended audience: Special Education Directors, Superintendents, special education contacts

Date: September 21, 2007

DESE has prepared a question and answer information document on MoVIP and Special Education. This can be found at http://dese.mo.gov/divspeced/Compliance/PDF/MoVIPQA.pdf. This addresses many of the questions that DESE has received recently. The Q&A will be periodically updated as more issues arise.

You may have received a request from the MoVIP program to prepare an IEP for a student enrolled in MoVIP. Local districts are responsible for preparing the IEP for the students who are dually enrolled in the district and MoVIP. The district does not need to prepare an IEP for students who are parentally enrolled in MoVIP and not enrolled in the district. Full time MoVIP students enroll in the district by checking a box on the MoVIP application. For a full explanation of this, please review the Q & A document.

The MoVIP Site Facilitator in your district will receive an email identifying those students or you can contact the MoVIP Section of the Division of School Improvement at 573-526-4219 to check on the status.

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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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