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Special Education Listserv

Subject: FY11 Cooperative Grant Opportunity

Source: Funds Management Section

Intended Audience: Special Education Directors and Superintendents

Date: April 28, 2010

The Division 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.  Applications for all K-12 special education co-ops will be considered, however, preference will be given to districts forming a Deaf/Hard of Hearing and/or Blind/Visually Impaired cooperative.

Services are not limited to a self-contained setting, but may also include itinerant staff who travel among member districts to provide consultation, instruction, and/or therapy. 

Applications are due by June 30, 2010.

Complete details about this opportunity are available on the Division's website under Funds Management at:  http://dese.mo.gov/divspeced/Finance/cooperativesindex.html.  Please call Angie Nickell with questions at (573)526-5283 or email at angie.nickell@dese.mo.gov.