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Subject: REMINDER: Readers for the Blind Applications Due January 31

Source: Special Education Finance

Intended Audience: Special Education Directors

Date: January 6, 2012

REMINDER: Readers for the Blind applications are due January 31, 2012.  Applications and instructions regarding available funding for school districts to support a reader for a student who is legally blind can be found at http://dese.mo.gov/divspeced/Finance/RBPindex.html.

Applications should be submitted prior to serving the child but no later than January 31, 2012, for the 2011-12 school year.  A current eye report (3 years old or less) must be attached to the application when submitted to the Special Education Finance Section.

Special Education Finance will forward applications to Rehabilitation Services for the Blind for certification and, if approved, notify the school district of the student's eligibility and the requirements for reporting reader services.  If you have questions, please contact the Special Education Finance Section at (573) 751-0622 or by email at spedfunding@dese.mo.gov.