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Special Education Listserv

Subject: FY12 Cooperative Grant Opportunity

Source: Special Education Finance Section

Intended Audience: Special Education Directors and Superintendents

Date: May 19, 2011

The Office of Special Education has funding available to assist districts in forming NEW special education cooperatives.  The purpose of a co-op agreement is to provide a variety of special education services, especially therapies and consultative services that are limited in the serving area.  Services may include consultation, therapy, and/or instruction provided in a self-contained setting and/or provided by itinerant staff who travel among member districts.

Applications are due by June 30, 2011.

Complete details about this opportunity are available on the Special Education Finance website at http://dese.mo.gov/divspeced/Finance/cooperativesindex.html.  Please call Gary Sanders with questions at (573)526-5283 or email at gary.sanders@dese.mo.gov.