Exceptional Education Overview of Services
The Kansas City Public Schools offers a free and appropriate public education to all students who have been identified with a disability from age three through age twenty-one residing within Kansas City Public Schools boundaries. The Kansas City Public Schools envisions its schools as places where every student will develop deep understanding of the knowledge and skills necessary to pursue higher education, obtain family-supported employment, contribute to the civic well-being of the community, and have the opportunity for a rewarding and fulfilling life.
Students attending private/parochial schools within school district boundaries are also eligible to receive available services.
specific learning disabilities
other health impairment
traumatic brain injury and
young child with a developmental delay
The Exceptional Education Department is responsible for the identification of and implementation of services for students with disabilities. Services are administered through the development of Individual Education Plans and 504 Plans with assessment services conducted by District educational diagnosticians.
Related services are also provided to eligible students as determined by the IEP (Individual Education Plan) Team. Services may include but not limited to the following:
- Occupational and physical therapy services
Contact the Exceptional Education Department at 816-418-8941 for additional information.
Alternative Programs and Additional Services
Public notice and Special Service Resources
- FERPA - https://dese.mo.gov/sites/default/files/ParentGuide.pdf
- Parents Bill of Rights - https://dese.mo.gov/special-education/compliance/parents-bill-rights
- Parents’ guide to Special Education - https://dese.mo.gov/sites/default/files/ParentGuide.pdf
- Procedural Safeguards
Manual Career and Technical Center
1215 East Truman Road, Room 349
Kansas City, MO 64106
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM, Monday - Friday
Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE): 573-751-5739 - www.dese.mo.gov
Kansas City Regional Office: 816-889-3400