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Part B: Ages 3 to 21
Part C: Ages Birth to 3


The Office of Special Education, Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, is proposing changes to the state plan/regulations implementing Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).  The proposed changes and summary charts are available for inspection until January 16, 2018, in the office of the Assistant Commissioner, Office of Special Education, Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, 205 Jefferson Street, 4th floor Jefferson Building, Jefferson City, MO 65102 during regular office hours and are also available below.     

Written public comments on the proposed changes are being solicited beginning November 28, 2017, and should be directed as follows no later than the close of business on January 8, 2018, to: 

Special Education Compliance
Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
P.O. Box 480 Jefferson City, MO 65102-0480
Fax: 573-751-3910
Email: Idea.Comments@dese.mo.gov

Public hearings will be held by webinar on:

Monday, December 4, 2017
1:30-2:30 p.m.

Thursday, December 14, 2017
10:00-11:00 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 Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education at least 72 hours prior to the event at 573-751-5739.