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Special Education Finance

The Special Education Finance Section is responsible for calculating and distributing IDEA Special Education Part B (611 & 619), Early Childhood Special Education, High Need Fund, Public Placement Fund, Readers for the Blind Program, and various other grant payments to local school districts and charters schools throughout Missouri.  The Section provides technical assistance to local school district and charter school officials on topics pertaining to federal finance regulations such as the calculation of IDEA Maintenance of Effort (MOE) and determining Proportionate Share obligations.  Special Education Finance also conducts onsite, desk monitoring, and desk audit reviews on an annual basis.  

  • IDEA Fiscal Monitoring
    • Tiered Monitoring System Introduction and Overview
    • Tiered Monitoring Cohort List
    • Fiscal Monitoring Guide
    • Fiscal Monitoring Regional Trainings

Shelley Woods, Coordinator 
Financial and Administrative Services

Gary Sanders, Assistant Director
(573) 526-5283
Special Education Contracts

Michael Dierking, Supervisor
(573) 522-2523
Special Purpose Funds

Betty Lohmann, Program Specialist
(573) 751-6904
IDEA Part B and Early Childhood Special Education Contact for County District Codes 050-001 to 115-930

Angie Nickell, Director
(573) 751-4385
Special Education Finance

Leslie Turpin, Assistant Director
(573) 751-7022
Fiscal Monitoring

Ellen Bohrn, Data Specialist
(573) 751-0623
IDEA Part B and Early Childhood Special Education Contact for County District Codes 001-090 to 049-148

Lindsay Thomas, Administrative Assistant
(573) 751-0622
Special Education Finance