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The 2016 Federal Programs Conference will be held September 25-27, 2016, at Tan-Tar-A Resort in Osage Beach. We are looking for well-informed, organized, well-prepared, and dynamic speakers. If you wish to be considered for a presentation please submit the Presentation Proposal Form by March 15, 2016.  

This is an invitation to submit a proposal for a 75-minute presentation at the 2016 Federal Programs Conference sponsored by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.  The purpose of this conference will be to provide participants with information and conversations about Elementary and Secondary Education Act/No Child Left Behind Act. There will be a focus on needs assessments, instruction, compliance and best practices through three strands: comprehensive school reform, braided and blended funding, and special emphasis on how to engage general content teachers in effectively instructing English Learners and how to encourage school and district administrators to fully support these programs. 

 More information about the conference and registration will be provided soon.

LODGING at Tan-Tar-A Resort

Conference participants are responsible for making their own room reservations.  A block of rooms has been reserved for the Federal Programs Conference at the discounted single or double rate of $92 per night. This rate is available until August 27, 2016, based on availability.  A tax exemption letter must be provided to the hotel in order to receive this rate.

Tan-Tar-A Resort
State Road KK
Osage Beach, MO 65065

To make a room reservation, call 800-826-8272 and identify yourself as an attendee of the Federal Programs Conference.  The conference group code is FEDE.  You may also click here to make your reservation online.  Please enter your arrival date and the number of nights you will be staying and “Search for Availability".

VENDOR Information and Application

If you are a vendor and would like to set-up a display at the 2016 Federal Programs Conference, please fill out and submit the Vendor Application and Contract by August 15, 2016.  Full payment is due at that time or a higher fee will be charged.  For more information, see the Vendor Fact Sheet.

ESEA Flexibility Waiver

Missouri's ESEA Flexibility Waiver requires schools identified as focus buildings to submit an Accountability Work Plan and Budget.  The due date for the Accountability Work Plan and Budget is November 15, 2012. 

The Missouri Leadership for Excellence, Achievement and Development (MoLEAD) program focuses on enhancing the instructional leadership skills of those involved in supporting identified schools. 

Districts that elect to participate in the MoLEAD project will fulfill the requirement for the leadership component in the accountability work plan.  The deadline to submit the Accountability Work Plan and Budget for MoLEAD participating schools is December 17, 2012.

USDE Compliance Review - October 2010

The US Department of Education recently reviewed Missouri’s responses to the USDE Compliance Review conducted of the Missouri’s administration of Title I, Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.  Except for a few activities that are “in progress” and which will require some future documentation, the USDE accepted Missouri’s responses in full. 

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