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AREA COOPERATIVE FOR

EDUCATIONAL SUPPORT

November 2015

ACES Mission
ACES is
committed to
providing a full
continuum of
special education
and
at-risk services
for
students in
member districts
from
pre-school
through 12th
grade, as well as,
to build the
capacity of the
educators and
school systems in
addressing the
issues that
interfere with
educational
outcomes.

ACES Vision
ACES will strive to
be a
comprehensive
program of
services for
students whose
behavioral
difficulties and
academic issues
interfere with
their educational
performance. The
key to this service

Important Upcoming Monthly


Due Dates Trainings To Do List

11/30/2015: High Need

Fund Application due


11/30/2015: Readers for
the Blind Application due
12/01/2015: December
Child Count due in Core
Data

Paraprofessional Training
February 25, 2016

December 8th, 2015


DESE Due Dates can be found
here:
http://k12reports.dese.mo.gov/Da
ta_acquisition_calendar/

January 12th, 2016


March 15th, 2016

New Special Education


Teacher Cohort Meetings
(NWMSU CIE Building):

LASE Meetings
(Maryville Administration
Building):

December 3rd, 2015Dyslexia

Begin planning for MAP-A


assessment.
Review Special Education
Program Review Reportreleased this month. Please
contact me if you would like
support in navigating the
CAPs.
Submit CAP in IMACS
(Cohort 1)-due November
1st
Submit ICAP in IMACS
(Cohort 1)-due December
31st
Begin gathering data for
December 1 Child Count

January 21st, 2016-Life


Skills
March 10th, 2016-Autism

Tiered Monitoring Cohort


CAP
Cohort 1
Albany
Fairfax
King City
Nodaway Holt
Pattonsburg
Stanberry
West Nodaway

2015-2016
Self-Assessment
Cohort 2
Jefferson
Maryville
North Nodaway
South Holt
Tarkio
Union Star
Worth County

Maintain
Cohort 3
Avenue City
Craig
Mound City
North Andrew
Northeast Nodaway
Rock Port
South Nodaway

Directors Desk
The month of October brought two exciting things for ACES:
First, I was able to attend the Kansas City Region School Social Worker Association of Missouri conference where
ACES Social Workers Debbie Griffith-Fujinami and Lisa Christmas, along with The Learning Centers Tammy
Oltman, presented on Behavior Intervention Strategies for the Traveling Social Worker. I have to say, we have
some trail blazers! These ladies did a great job of sharing real-life techniques and interventions with a group of
60 individuals. The other amazing thing, Northwest Missouri has 5 of the approximately 60-100 social workers in
this half of the state! We continue to be on the forefront of providing mental health and behavior services in
schools, and this is something to be very proud of!!
Finally, our ACES Board has approved the creation of 2 School Psychologist Intern positions! I am excited and
encouraged to see training and recruitment becoming a priority this year. In the coming months, we will be
working to actively recruit qualified candidates for these openings as we move to enhance our services for the
Fall of 2016.
If you havent already, please help us improve our services by providing feedback through the survey that was
sent via email. Let me know if there is anything we can do to help you, and in all of the busyness, be sure to
take some time to enjoy the wonderful fall weather!
-Tamara

Back Page Story Headline


ACES Board
Meeting
Schedule

January 20th, 2016


April 1st, 2016

Compliance
Corner

ACES Monthly
Data Report
October Statistics

1212A S. Main
Street
Maryville, MO
64468
660.582.3768
Director
Tamara Lynn

lynnt@maryville.k12.mo.us

Office Manager
Heather Griffith
griffith@maryville.k12.mo.us

Educational
Diagnostician
Jodie Kurtz
kurtjod@maryville.k12.mo.us

Diagnostic Assessments: 37

School Psychologist Behavior Visits: 9

School Social Worker Visits: 50

Social Worker Trainings Conducted: 1

Director Visits: 7

Director Trainings Conducted: 6

ACES

Special Education Services:


Every special education service must
address at least one IEP goal.
Every IEP goal must have a service
(specialized instruction or related service)
to assist the student to meet that goal.
Specialized instruction (special education
services) should reflect skills (Reading
Fluency, Behavior Skills, Social Skills,
Organization, etc.) not course
assignments or classes.
Related services should reflect the
therapy, etc. being provided (not the
instructional area) as these are not
related instruction for the student but
instead related services to assist the
student to achieve the goals listed on the
IEP.

Compliance updates and resources will


be given at LASE meetings, so dont miss
them!

Excellence in education is when we do


everything that we can to make sure they
become everything that they can.
Carol Ann Tomlinson

Discipline
A long-term suspension/change of placement is a suspension in excess of 10 consecutive days OR 10 days
cumulatively where a pattern of suspension is created. To determine whether a pattern is created, school
districts must consider:
1) if the series of removals total more than ten(10) school days cumulatively in a school year;
2) if the childs behavior is substantially similar to the childs behavior in previous incidents that resulted in
the series of removals; and,
3) such additional factors as length of each removal, the total amount of time the child has been removed,
and the proximity of the removals to one another.
Students with disabilities may be long-term suspended or expelled if the conduct leading to the discipline is
unrelated to the students disability. However, even where the conduct is unrelated, the student must
continue to receive a free appropriate public education (FAPE) and services which allow for continued
progress in general education curriculum pursuant to an Individualized Education Program (IEP) during the
period of long-term suspension or expulsion.
ISS does not count as a long-term suspension/change of placement, as long as, the student still receives
their special education and related services from the appropriate special education staff.
Discipline Process Flowchart: http://dese.mo.gov/sites/default/files/FINALDRAFTDisciplineProcessFlowChart2013.pdf
Reference: DESE Discipline FAQs http://dese.mo.gov/faqs/discipline

Social Workers
Lisa Christmas
lisachristmas@maryville.k12.
mo.us
660.254.6136

Debbie Griffith-Fujinami
dfujinami@maryville.k12.mo.
us
660.254.6133

Donna Hurt

See Also: DESE Discipline Documentation Form http://dese.mo.gov/special-education/compliance/special-

Mental Health Tidbits


20 Classroom Interventions for
Children
with Anxiety Disorders
http://www.healthcentral.com/anxiety/school-258065-5.html