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R-7 salary increases proposed

School district names five new administrators

Good Grades: Does My Child Still Need Special Instruction? - Wrightslaw

Missouri Education Watchdog: Notice to DESE: SHOCKER! Apparently Common Core Standards Will Cost Missouri Money.

When Teachers are Bullies - Buffalo Grove, IL Patch

Schools Recognized as Model Professional Learning Communities

Schools Recognized as Model Professional Learning Communities

I don't see any Lee's Summit schools on this list.

Schools Recognized as Model Professional Learning Communities

Eleven schools across the state have been recognized by state education officials for outstanding performance in implementation of collaborative strategies to promote student learning.

Recipients of the 2011-12 Missouri Professional Learning Communities Exemplary Schools Awards are:

Ste. Genevieve Elementary School
Ste. Genevieve Bloomsdale Elementary
Ste. Genevieve Middle School
Ste. Genevieve High School
West Lane Elementary, Jackson
Moberly Middle School
Eugene Field Elementary, Maryville
Maryville Middle School
Maryville High School
Kearney Middle School
Robinson Intermediate School, Aurora

The schools were recognized and showcased by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education at a recent professional development conference attended by more than 1,400 educators across the state.

Two districts – Ste. Geneviev…

In-District Autism Consultant Training - Project ACCESS - Missouri State University

In-District Autism Consultant Training - Project ACCESS - Missouri State University

To receive In-District Autism Consultant training, individuals must have completed six days of autism specific training; i.e.: the two-day Introduction to Autism, followed by the four-day Working with Autistic Students in the Schools (WASS) or the four-day Early Intervention for Young Children with Autism (EIYCA).

This means that no matter what your child's doctor says a person that has received 12 days of training decides whether your child gets an educational diagnosis of autism.

My Letter Requesting To Become A Board Member

Sherri R. Tucker

Lee’s Summit R-7 School District C/o Linda Ismert, Board Secretary Stansberry Leadership Center 301 NE Tudor Road Lee’s Summit, MO64086
Ms Ismert
I would like to submit my name for the position on the Lee’s Summit R-7 School Board.As you know, I have expressed an interest in being on the school board in the past.On my first attempt I only lost by 2% which would indicate that the voters have an interest in me being on the board as well.I would think that the voters’ wishes would be taken into consideration.
I have a strong relationship with many of the districts’ families and I can help to bridge the gap between them and the district.I understand the commitment to the time and energy required each week for meetings, phone calls, conversations, visits to schools, and professional development seminars and workshops.I already do that with the families that I work with and can continue to do that for the board.I have knowledge about district policies, guidelines, needs, challenges…

My Letter Requesting To Become A Board Member

Sherri R. Tucker 1200 SE London Way Lee’s Summit, MO64081 816-554-3017 autism@kc.rr.com
Lee’s Summit R-7 School District C/o Linda Ismert, Board Secretary Stansberry Leadership Center 301 NE Tudor Road Lee’s Summit, MO64086
Ms Ismert
I would like to submit my name for the position on the Lee’s Summit R-7 School Board.As you know, I have expressed an interest in being on the school board in the past.On my first attempt I only lost by 2% which would indicate that the voters have an interest in me being on the board as well.I would think that the voters’ wishes would be taken into consideration.
I have a strong relationship with many of the districts’ families and I can help to bridge the gap between them and the district.I understand the commitment to the time and energy required each week for meetings, phone calls, conversations, visits to schools, and professional development seminars and workshops.I already do that with the families that I work with and can continue to do that for the board.I ha…

New Board Member To Be Appointed By A Committee of Board of Education Members

The Lee's Summit R-7 Board of Education accepted a letter of resignation from Board member Annette Braam at a brief open meeting on Feb. 8.

"It is with great sadness that I must resign as a member of the Board of Education," stated Mrs. Braam in a letter to the board. "My husband and I have been looking for a home over the past two years and recently found one that would meet our needs. Unfortunately, although still in Lee's Summit, it is not located in the R-7 School District."

Mrs. Braam served on the R-7 Board of Education from 2002 to 2005 and was re-elected to a three-year term in April 2010. Within the R-7 School District, she was serving as the school board's liaison to the district's Citizens' Advisory Committee and the R-7 Business Roundtable and served on the Lee's Summit City Council/Board of Education Steering Committee. In addition, she is a long-time Lee's Summit Educational Foundation Board member and volunteer.

Within the…

Feds Crack Down On Schools Skirting Disabilities Act - Disability Scoop

Feds Crack Down On Schools Skirting Disabilities Act - Disability Scoop

What’s more, under the recent law, a student may be eligible for special education services even if they are already performing well in school so long as they have an impairment that “substantially limits a major life activity,” according to documentation included in the Education Department correspondence.

Given the expanded definition of disability, districts now have an obligation to evaluate a wider swath of students for special education services, the Education Department told schools. And, such evaluations are supposed to be quick and simple. In the guidance, federal officials are urging schools to ensure that their evaluations don’t require “extensive analysis” in order to determine whether or not a disability is present.

School funding 101

Report critical of teacher policies | The Columbia Daily Tribune - Columbia, Missouri

Lawmakers voice support for R-7 sales tax idea

Miller Park Day Treatment Facility

Did you know that the Director of the Miller Park Center doesn't even have a degree?  She has a substitute teacher's certificate.  This is according to DESE's website.  When asked what credentials a director must have I received the following:

Dear Ms. Tucker,
DESE does not have any authority over day-treatment facilities, so therefore we have no guidance over the qualifications of the employees.  They might be under the Department of Mental Health or some other department. Sorry I cannot be more helpful.
Rick Lewis, M.Ed. Supervisor Special Education Compliance (Part B) Office of Special Education Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education 205 Jefferson St., P.O. Box 480 Jefferson City, Mo 65102-0480 Office: (573) 751-7953 rick.lewis@dese.mo.gov

Move forces R-7 board member to resign

Move forces R-7 board member to resign

Shouldn't the public vote on her replacement? Why is the board deciding on a replacement after interviewing candidates? That is taking the rights away from the tax payers.

Miller Park Center Director Credentials

Miller Park




Report Date: February 3, 2012

Name: JULIAN, REBECCA L Educator ID: 506625

Degree:



Certification

Subject Area/Grade Level Classification Effective Expiration Status

CONTENT SUBSTITUTE SUBSTITUTE CERT 08/01/2010 08/01/2014 ISSUED



Content Expertise

Content Area Year Source

No records can be found matching search criteria.
Miller Park




Report Date: February 3, 2012

Name: JULIAN, REBECCA L Educator ID: 506625

Degree:



Certification

Subject Area/Grade Level Classification Effective Expiration Status

CONTENT SUBSTITUTE SUBSTITUTE CERT 08/01/2010 08/01/2014 ISSUED



Content Expertise

Content Area Year Source

No records can be found matching search criteria.

Students Traumatized in Special Education Across America, Seclusion, Restraint, and Aversives | Psychology Today