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Subject: REVISIONS to Special Education Model Forms

Source: Bonnie Aaron, Director, Compliance

Intended Audience: Special Education Directors, Process Coordinators, Special Education Teachers, Related Services staff, School Administrators, School Counselors, Parents, Advocates, and other interested parties

Date: October 4, 2012

FOR YOUR INFORMATION:

Revisions have been made to the Special Education Model Forms as a result of a data analysis of child complaint decisions and special education compliance monitoring determinations.  Note that no revisions were made that need immediate attention by LEAs to achieve compliance.  Instead, these revisions to the model forms were designed to assist LEAs to efficiently and effectively comply with the provisions of IDEA and avoid common mistakes.  The revised model forms are posted on the Special Education Compliance webpage at http://dese.mo.gov/se/compliance/MOSample_Forms/Index.html.  A list of the revisions and the reasons for them may also be found at that site.

If you have questions or concerns about this document, please do not hesitate to call the Compliance Section at 573-751-0699.