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Subject: Readers for the Blind Applications Due January 31

Source: Special Education Finance, Division of Financial and Administrative Services

Intended Audience: Special Education Directors

Date: November 22, 2011

Funding is available for school districts to support a reader for a student who is legally blind.  Applications and instructions can be found at the following link: http://dese.mo.gov/divspeced/Finance/documents/sef-RFBapp.pdf.

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.

We 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.