Public Notice (Special Education)
All responsible public agencies are required to locate, evaluate, and identify children with disabilities who are under the jurisdiction of the agency, regardless of the severity of the disability, including children attending private schools, children who live outside the district but are attending a private school within the district, highly mobile children, such as migrant and homeless children, children who are wards of the state, and children who are suspected of having a disability and in need of special education even though they are advancing from grade to grade. The Kirkwood School District assures that it will provide a free, appropriate public education (FAPE) to all children eligible for services under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) between the ages of 3 and 5 under its jurisdiction. Kirkwood School District in partnership with the Special School District of St. Louis County (SSD) assures that it will provide a free, appropriate public education (FAPE) to all children eligible for services under IDEA between the ages of 5 and 21 under its jurisdiction. Disabilities include autism, deaf/blindness, emotional disorders, hearing impairment and deafness, intellectual disability, multiple disabilities, orthopedic impairment, other health impairments, specific learning disabilities, speech or language impairment, traumatic brain injury, visual impairment/blindness and young child with a developmental delay.
The Special School District of St. Louis County (SSD) and the Kirkwood School District assure that they will provide information and referral services necessary to assist the State in the implementation of early intervention services for infants and toddlers eligible for the Missouri First Steps program.
The Special School District of St. Louis County (SSD) and the Kirkwood School District assure that personally identifiable information collected, used, or maintained by the agency for the purposes of identification, evaluation, placement or provision of FAPE of children with disabilities may be inspected and/or reviewed by their parents/guardians. Parents/guardians may request amendment to the educational record if the parent/guardian believes the record is inaccurate, misleading, or violates the privacy or other rights of their child. Parents have the right to file complaints with the U.S. Department of Education or the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education concerning alleged failures by the district to meet the requirements of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).
The Special School District of St. Louis County (SSD) and the Kirkwood School District have developed a Local Compliance Plan for the implementation of State Regulations for the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). This plan contains the agency’s policies and procedures regarding storage, disclosure to third parties, retention and destruction of personally identifiable information and the agency’s assurances that services are provided in compliance with the General Education Provision Act (GEPA). These plans may be reviewed at the Special School District of St. Louis County (SSD) or the Kirkwood Central Office during regular school hours on days school is in session.
This notice will be provided in native languages as appropriate.
Public Notice (504)
The Kirkwood School District, as a recipient of federal financial assistance from the United States Department of Education and operates a public elementary or secondary education program and/or activity, is required to undertake to identify and locate every qualified person residing in the District who is not receiving a public education; and take appropriate steps to notify disabled persons and their parents or guardians of the District’s duty.
The Kirkwood School District assures that it will provide a free appropriate public education (FAPE) to each qualified disabled person in the District’s jurisdiction regardless of the nature or severity of the person’s disability. For purposes of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the provision of an appropriate education is the provision of regular or special and related aids and services that (i) are designed to meet individual educational needs of disabled persons as adequately as the needs of nondisabled persons are met and (ii) are based on adherence to procedures that satisfy the requirements of the 504 federal regulations.
The Kirkwood School District has developed a 504 Procedures Manual for the implementation of federal regulations for Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, Subpart D. This Procedures Manual may be reviewed at the Administrative Services Center at 11289 Manchester Road, Kirkwood, MO 63122 or please call at 314-213-6106. This notice will be provided in native languages as appropriate.
Kirkwood School District has school policies concerning Section 504 and students with disabilities. These policies are available on our website: www.kirkwoodschools.org.
1. IGBA Programs for Students with Disabilities
2. IGBA-AP3 Section 504 Services for Students with Disabilities