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Compliance

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Section Staff:  

Karen Allan, Director
Betty McKinzie, Assistant Director
Steve Adair, Supervisor
Stacie Holt, Supervisor
Jeanne Little, Supervisor
Jennifer Moreland, Supervisor
Beulahre Robinson, Supervisor
Dana Welch, Supervisor
Sandy Kliethermes, Program Supervisor
Margaret Wimer, Program Analyst
Wanda Allen, Legal Assistant

Phone:  (573) 751-0699
Fax:  (573) 751-3910
Email:  secompliance@dese.mo.gov   

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.