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Subject: Eligibility Guidelines and Submission Requirements for Missouri Schools for the Severely Disabled (MSSD)

Source: Jacqueline McKim, Assistant Director, Missouri Schools for the Severely Disabled

Intended Audience: Special Education Directors, Superintendents, Process Coordinators

Date: March 30, 2011

Eligibility guidelines and submission requirements for the Missouri Schools for the Severely Disabled are posted on the MSSD portion of the DESE website.  The guidelines include the procedures and information necessary to submit a student for eligibility consideration to the Missouri Schools for the Severely Disabled and can be found at http://dese.mo.gov/divspeced/stateschools/eligibilitydetermination2.html.

Teams considering submitting an eligibility request for a student should consult the guidelines and the corresponding FAQ.  The FAQ provides helpful timeline information on the process followed from the receipt of the eligibility packet until the decision on eligibility.  The FAQ can be found at http://dese.mo.gov/divspeced/stateschools/EligibilityFAQQuestions.html.

If you have questions about eligibility or the results of an eligibility determination, please contact Jackie McKim at 573-751-0992.