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Jefferson City, MO: District adds SPECIAL EDUCATION PTA; to focus on SPED kids

Aug 9, 2019, ABC17, Columbia, MO: Jefferson City starting a special education PTA https://www.abc17news.com/news/jefferson-city-starting-a-special-education-pta/1107706129 JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - A special education parent teacher association is starting for the Jefferson City Public School district this school year. Parent and planning committee chairman Megan Shadrick said she wanted to form a SEPTA to help unite families of special needs children, increase learning opportunities and resources…. Columbia Public Schools and the Hannibal school district each have a SEPTA, making JCPS the third district in Missouri to start one. About 11 percent of JCPS students, 10 percent of CPS students and 16 percent of Hannibal students have special education needs, according to the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. … Her oldest son is starting kindergarten this school year and her youngest son is in his second year of preschool.

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