Welcome to the Platte County R-3 Pupil Services Department!Dr. Jennifer BeutelExecutive Director of Pupil Services816-858-7001
Pupil Services Mission Statement
To ensure systematic Improvement of teaching of teaching and learning through the provision of Tiered Support. The Pupil Services Department work in close alignment with Academic Services , as Tier 1 (Core) curriculum, instruction and assessment serve as the foundation for decision-making and intervention within the system of Tiered Support.
Pupil Services Point of ContactOur Platte County R-3 mission is to prepare individual learners for success in life., and provide meaningful experiences in a safe and caring environment. To that end, and in accordance with Board Policy and Federal Guidelines, we have established the Executive Director of Pupil Services, Dr. Jen Beutel, as the point of contact for the following programs: McKinney-Vento Liaison, Foster Care Point of Contact, Federal Programs Coordinator, 504 Coordinator, Special Programs Coordinator Staff, community agencies, and other community supports are encouraged to collaborate to meet the needs of learners who may have barriers to their enrollment and success in our schools. This flier contains important information about the supervision and coordination of programming related specifically to students who may be experiencing homelessness or those who have been placed in foster care. More information can be found HERE
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 <public agency> assures that it will provide a free, appropriate public education (FAPE) to all eligible children with disabilities between the ages of 3 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 Platte County R-3 School District assures that it 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 Platte County R-3 School District assures 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 Platte County R-3 School District has 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). This plan may be reviewed at the District Education Center, 998 Platte Falls Road, Platte City, Missouri between the weekday hours of 7:30 am-4:30 pm.
This notice will be provided in native languages as appropriate.