How does a student qualify for special education services?

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To qualify as a student with an educational disability, students must have been evaluated and determined by a team, including the parents, to meet the Missouri criteria for one of thirteen educational disabilities.  There are multiple steps that take place prior to conducting an educational evaluation such as identifying educational concerns and working to provide interventions and strategies to address the noted concerns.  When interventions are not sufficient to diminish the educational concerns, additional action will be taken beginning with your child's building team. Special School District Resources: Read more about these steps.