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October 2015

ACES Mission
ACES is committed to
providing a full
continuum of special
education and
at-risk services for
students in member
districts from
pre-school through
12th grade, as well as,
to build the capacity
of the educators and
school systems in
addressing the issues
that interfere with

ACES Vision

Due Dates
10/15/2015: Core Data Staff

Kansas City
October 23, 2015 9:00-4:00 PM
RPDC-Union Station Room 401
30 West Pershing Road
Kansas City, MO 64108
DESE Due Dates can be found here:

for students whose

difficulties and
academic issues
interfere with their

provision is the
active collaboration
amongst educators,
parents, students and
the community.

LASE Meetings
(Maryville Administration
October 15th, 2015-504 Plans

Plan & Implement Disability

Awareness Month activities

Schedule Initial & Renewal CPI

Trainings as needed

Update Public Notice & Post on

December 3rd, 2015-Dyslexia

January 21st, 2016-Life Skills
March 10th, 2016-Autism

Self-Assessment Training
(Cohort 2): October 14, 2015

District Website S&I 100.10100.40

Prepare for October Core Data
reporting-staff assignments and
Begin planning for MAP-A
Review Special Education
Program Review Reportreleased this month. Please
contact me if you would like
support in navigating the
Begin submitting CAP in
IMACS (Cohort 1)-due
November 1st

Cohort 2
North Nodaway
South Holt
Union Star
Worth County

Cohort 1
King City
Nodaway Holt
West Nodaway

program of services

to this service

March 15th, 2016

To Do List

Tiered Monitoring Cohort

a comprehensive

performance. The key

Paraprofessional Training

Assignments & Caseloads

October 6, 2015
10/17/2015: FER for ECSE
February 25, 2016
10/31/2015: Public Placement New Special Education
Fund Application (Email Excel
Teacher Cohort Meetings
(NWMSU CIE Building):
application to
December 8th, 2015
Plan to attend Fiscal
January 12th, 2016
monitoring training (Cohort 2)

ACES will strive to be



Cohort 3
Avenue City
Mound City
North Andrew
Northeast Nodaway
Rock Port
South Nodaway

Directors Desk
Our year is in full swing, and we have already been able to make many school visits, and provide support to
staff and students. The travel and interaction with our school staff is often the most exciting part of our jobs, so
please dont hesitate to reach out for support; an ACES staff member would love to help!
One question I have encountered several times in the past month is regarding the role of the paraprofessional. I
have attached a Focus On Issues newsletter provided by DESE to help provide some information regarding how
paraprofessionals can be used with students. Please feel free to let me know if you have any questions!
As a reminder, ACES will continue to complete the following Compliance requirements for Districts:

Public Notice-radio version, please post the Public Notice on your school districts website
I hope that you have a great start of the fall season!

ACES Board
Meeting Schedule

September Statistics

August 5th, 11:00 AM

Maryville R-2 C.O.
August 13th, 1:00 PM
October 21st, 2015
January 20th, 2016
April 1st, 2016


ACES Monthly
Data Report

Diagnostic Assessments: 26

School Psychologist Behavior Visits: 4

School Social Worker Visits: 48

Social Worker Trainings Conducted: 0

Director Visits: 8

Director Trainings Conducted: 5

Students eligible under IDEA must receive

Specialized Instruction according to their area
of disability. OT and PT are considered
related services, and cannot be the only service
for a school aged child.

Remember: Specialized Instruction means

direction instruction from a certified special
education teacher, SLP, PE teacher (for
Adapted PE), or Teacher of Vision Impaired,
O&M, Hearing Impaired

Please review the process for requesting

testing or school psychologist services.

Compliance updates will be given at the first

LASE meeting, so dont miss it!


The antidote, the solution and the remedy for success is a

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Maryville, MO 64468

healthy body, a challenged mind and positive attitude!!

Tamara Lynn

Office Manager
Heather Griffith

Educational Diagnostician
Jodie Kurtz

Social Workers
Lisa Christmas

Debbie Griffith-Fujinami

Donna Hurt

Ricardo Housham

Finance Updates
Maintenance of Effort
Maintenance of Effort (MOE) for 2014-15 can only include non-federal special education expenditures from
July 1, 2014, through June 30, 2015. All Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) and K-12 special
education expenditures paid with state funds must be reported on the MOE State Only grid (MOE Step 2)
and all K-12 special education expenditures paid with local funds must be reported on the MOE Local Only
grid (MOE Step 3). Special education expenditures paid with federal funds, including High Need Fund
Federal revenue, ECSE Federal revenue, or any other IDEA Federal grant funds, must be excluded from the
MOE calculation.
The special education expenditures reported by the LEA on the 2014-15 ASBR are compared to ALL
expenditures reported in the 2014-15 Part B FER (FER grid, MOE-State Only grid, and MOE-Local Only
grid) on MOE Step 6. When comparing the ASBR to the amounts reported on the FER and MOE grids, the
difference should be $0.00, unless the LEA:
* Received ECSE Federal funds, HNF Federal funds, Assistive Technology Federal grants, etc.
* Had 2200 or 4000 expenditures that were not utilized for the special education program
The LEA must enter a comment in the District/LEA Comment field in MOE Step 6 to indicate why any
discrepancy exists or correct the amount(s) reported.

Mental Health Tidbits

Should All Schools Be Trauma-Informed?