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At Neosho School District, we believe in fostering a supportive and inclusive environment where students can thrive and excel! Our commitment to students is to provide a well-rounded education that addresses the unique needs of every learner.


Learning Initiative by Neosho School District & Crowder College (LINC)

The LINC program, located at the Maddox Hill Center, serves children with autism, developmental disabilities and behavior challenges in Neosho School District, among other school districts in the region. It is the MHC mission to provide the most effective, evidenced based interventions to foster the greatest growth in their children.



    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 Neosho School District assures that it will provide a free, appropriate public education (FAPE) to all eligible children with disabilities between the ages of three 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 Neosho 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 Neosho 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 Neosho 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 418 Fairground Road, Neosho, MO 64850 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.  Please contact Amanda Boyer, director of Special Services.  

    This notice will be provided in native languages as appropriate.
    Revised September 5, 2023.


    Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973

    The following is a description of the rights granted by federal law to students with disabilities*.  The intent of the law is to keep you fully informed concerning decisions about your child and to inform you of your rights if you disagree with any of these decisions.


    1. Have your child take part in, and receive benefits from public education programs without discrimination because of his/her disability.
    2. Have the school district advise you of your rights under federal law.
    3. Receive notice with respect to identification, evaluation, or placement of your child.
    4. Have your child receive a free appropriate public education. This includes the right to be educated with nondisabled students to the maximum extent appropriate.  It also includes the right to have the school district make reasonable accommodations to allow your child an equal opportunity to participate in school and school-related services.
    5. Have your child educated in facilities and receive services comparable to those provided nondisabled students.
    6. Have your child receive special education and related services if he/she is found to eligible under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (PL 94-142) or Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act.
    7. Have evaluation, educational, and placement decisions made based upon a variety of information sources, and by persons who know the student, the evaluation data, and placement options.
    8. Have transportation provided to and from an alternative placement setting at no greater cost to you than would be incurred if the student were placed in a program operated by the district.
    9. Have your child be given an equal opportunity to participate in nonacademic and extracurricular activities offered by the district.
    10. Examine all relevant records relating to decisions regarding your child’s identification, evaluation, educational program, and placement.
    11. Obtain copies of educational records at a reasonable cost unless the fee would effectively deny you access to the records.
    12. A response from the school district to reasonable requests for explanations and interpretations of your child’s records.
    13. Request amendment of your child’s educational records if there is reasonable cause to believe that they are inaccurate, misleading, or otherwise in violation of the privacy rights of your child.  If the school district refuses this request for amendment, it shall notify you within a reasonable time, and advise you of the right to a hearing.
    14. Request an impartial due process hearing related to decisions or actions regarding your child’s identification, evaluation, educational program, or placement.  You and the student may take part in the hearing and have an attorney present with you.
    15. Ask for payment of reasonable attorney fees if you are successful on your claim.
    16. File a local grievance.

    The person in this district who is responsible for assuring that the district complies with Section 504 is Amanda Boyer, director of Special Services. You can reach Dr. Boyer at 417-451-8682.

    *(Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act statute and regulations: 29 U.S.C. 706 (7), Section 794; 34 C.F.R. Part 104, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act statute and regulations: 20 U.S.C. Section 1232g; 34 C.F.R. Part 99)