Department Overview
    The major purpose of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) is to provide children with disabilities the supports and services they need to learn and progress in their school work.  It requires that each child receive a free and appropriate public education (FAPE).  Parents or guardians of children with disabilities participate in many meetings, working alongside school personnel in planning the special education services and supports that the children need.  The resources you will find here can assist you in understanding some of the most important aspects of special education.
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    Contact Information
    Meredith Morris
    Director of Special Education
    Kim Cole 
    Administrative Assistant
    Regular Office Hours
    Monday - Friday
    8:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M. 
    Special Education Office
    636 N. Main
    Republic, MO 65738
    P: 417.735.3715
    F: 417.732.3706