Subject: MoVIP (Missouri Virtual Instruction
Program) and Special Education
Source: Heidi Atkins Lieberman, Assistant Commissioner
Intended audience: Special Education Directors, Superintendents, special
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.