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Special Education Listserv

Subject: Blind Task Force Vacancies

Source: Dr. Stephen Barr, Assistant Commissioner

Intended Audience: Principals, special education administrators, parents, teachers, and others interested in the education and services for students who are blind or visually impaired

Date: July 12, 2011

We are seeking nominations for individuals to serve on the Blind Task Force for the following slots:

* Parents of blind or visually impaired students attending public school in Missouri (2)

* School Building Principals (1)

* Employers (1)

* Current students (1)

Please help us fill these positions by nominating qualified individuals.

Nomination forms are available on the DESE website at: http://dese.mo.gov/divspeced/Blind/literacy.html.  Missouri law (http://www.moga.mo.gov/statutes/C100-199/1620001133.HTM) provides for a task force on blind student academic and vocational performance comprised of members appointed by the Commissioner of Education to represent consumer organizations, parents, teachers, public school special education administrators, school building principals, rehabilitation services for the blind, the Missouri school for the blind, employers, and others interested in quality services for blind students.  The task force develops goals and objectives to guide the improvement of special education, related services, vocational training, transition from school to work, rehabilitation services, independent living, and employment outcomes for eligible students.