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Parent Involvement

Parent Involvement

As per the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), the state of Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education has developed a State Performance Plan (SPP) for Missouri's special education program. This plan is our blueprint to improve education services for children with disabilities throughout the state. Part B of this plan includes 20 data indicators for special education services for children between three and 21 years of age. Indicator number eight is parent involvement and it reads"Percent of parents with a child receiving special education services who report that schools facilitated parent involvement as a means of improving services and results for children with disabilities."

In an effort to enable improvement in educational outcomes for Missouri's students with disabilities, below you will find links to parent involvement resources for both educators and parents as well as our Model of Success.


Parent Involvement Resource Toolkits


Parent Involvement Newsletter