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State Plan for Special Education

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Part B: Ages 3 to 21
Part C: Ages Birth to 3
Proposed State Plan, 2020

The Office of Special Education, DESE, is proposing changes to the state plan/regulations implementing Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). The proposed changes and summary chart are available for inspection until January 22, 2020, in the Office of the Assistant Commissioner, Office of Special Education, DESE, 205 Jefferson Street, 4th floor Jefferson Building, Jefferson City, MO 65102 during regular office hours. Written public comments on the proposed changes are being solicited beginning December 9, 2019, and should be directed as follows no later than the close of business on January 14, 2020, to:  

Special Education Compliance

Department of Elementary and Secondary Education    

P. O. Box 480, Jefferson City, MO 65102-0480

Fax: 573-751-3910  or  Email: Idea.Comments@dese.mo.gov   

Public hearings will be held by webinar on:

Tuesday, December 17, 2019, from 1:30-2:30 p.m.


Thursday, January 2, 2020, from 10:30-11:30 a.m.


To participate in the webinar, type in or click on the corresponding link above on a computer with internet access and follow the directions. During the webinar, you will have the opportunity to hear about the proposed changes to the Part B regulations and ask any clarifying questions regarding the proposed changes. Individuals who require special accommodations to participate in the public hearing need to contact the Office of Special Education at the DESE at least 72 hours prior to the event at 573-751-5739.