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Section Staff:  

  • Beverly Luetkemeyer, Director
  • Dana Welch, Assistant Director
  • Steve Adair, Supervisor
  • Connie Roth, Supervisor
  • Candy Treat, Supervisor
  • Jennifer Moreland, Supervisor
  • Pam Blagden, Supervisor
  • Samantha Ryan, Supervisor
  • Ashley Buchmiller, Legal Assistant
  • Martina Murdock, Program Analyst

Phone:  (573) 751-0699
Fax:  (573) 751-3910

The Compliance Section within the Office of Special Education supports the mission of the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and the Vision of the Division of Learning Services by providing leadership in establishing standards which promote improved outcomes for students with disabilities as well as consistency in the procedures public agencies implement for meeting compliance with state and federal regulations.

The Compliance Section is responsible for ensuring local educational agencies (LEAs) implement all laws and regulations related to Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). This is done through monitoring special education programs for students with disabilities ages 3-21, in all public schools, providing technical assistance and investigating child complaints.