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.
Activity 8.8 Indicates that Missouri will Recruit and develop “Models of Success” in parental involvement to improve programs and services for students in Missouri using established criteria. The identification of a Model of Success for parent involvement was done through a nomination process for the 2009–10 school year. One district was selected as a Model of Success.
Parent Partnership Council
The Jackson R-2 Parent Partnership Council (PPC) is an organization that was formed during the 2007–08 school year to promote a positive awareness and understanding of students with disabilities by providing support to parents, students, and school staff. The PPC is made up of approximately 20 parents, special education teachers and general education teachers. The PPC meets monthly to plan for upcoming events and develop new activities to continue the mission of the council.
The Parent Partnership Council is committed to improving the lives of students with disabilities. The Council recognizes that it takes everyone (students, parents, teachers and community members) working together, using the same language, working towards the same goals to positively impact all students.