Special Services Contact Information

English Language Learners (ELL)

If you are new to the district and have questions regarding screening, please see contact below:

Health Services

For questions regarding board policies or procedures, see contact below:

Section 504

Section 504 is a part of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 that prohibits discrimination based upon disability.  Section 504 is an anti-discrimination, civil rights statute that requires the needs of students with disabilities to be met as adequately as the needs of the non-disabled are met. Please see contact below:

Great Beginnings Early Education Center (GBEEC)

GBEEC provides a variety of early education services for students that meet specific eligibility criteria.  GBEEC has the following services:  developmental screenings, Early Childhood Special Education, Head Start Program, Parents as Teachers (PAT) and Title I Preschool.  If you are new to the district and have questions regarding programs or screening, please contact the GBEEC main office at  (816) 986-2460.  

Miller Park Center (MPC)

Miller Park Center is a unique campus that houses two day treatment programs, as well as, an 18-21 year program.  Attendance at MPC is based solely upon IEP-team decisions.  The telephone number for MPC’s main office is (816)986-1540.

Special Education

Below is some helpful information to help guide you to the best contact person for special education-related concerns.

  • Your child’s “Case Manager” should always be your first point of contact as they know your child’s needs first hand.  Case Managers are responsible for the following:  
  • Facilitates your child’s Individual Education Plan (IEP) process
  • Updates any accommodations/modification plans to general education teachers
  • Completes IEP forms
  • Maintains goal data collection
  • Monitors progress / completes progress reports
  • If you have questions regarding your child’s evaluation, the appropriate point of contact is going to be the “Instructional Evaluation Specialist (IES)/School Psychologist at your child’s building.  A description of their responsibilities are listed below:
  • Problem solve student concerns – has involvement in Response to Instruction (RtI)
  • Receives and begins process of the initial request for evaluation
  • Facilitates student assessments
  • Compiles the evaluation report
  • Scheduling and sends meeting notice for initial eligibility
  • LEA at eligibility meetings
  • Transfer paperwork

In addition, there are resources available throughout the district to support students, teachers, and parents.  These positions include Occupational Therapists (OTs), Physical Therapists (PTs), Speech/Language Pathologists (SLPs), Educational Therapists, Autism/Behavior Specialists, and Program Coordinators.  

For the 16-17 school year, district level supports are divided by high school feeder schools.  Below are a list of the Program Coordinators, Educational Therapists, and Autism Behaviors specialists per feeder.  If you are needing specific information regarding a related services staff member, please contact the Related Services Coordinator.  

LSHS Feeder Zone  

Schools:  HPE, LSE, SVE, WLE, WVE, PLE, PLMS, LSHS

LSN Feeder Zone

Schools:   HGE, MAE, MLE, PVE, RHE, UWE, BCMS, LSN

LSW Feeder Zone

Schools:  CCE, GWE, HHE, LFE, SPE, TRE, SLMS, LSW

Related Services

Schools: GBEEC, MPC, Related Services

Special Services District Administration

 

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