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August 10, 2020

Maplewood Richmond Heights Special Education Services Forum For families of students with disabilities; view Slide presentation

Message from SSD Superintendent Dr. Elizabeth Keenan

August 3, 2020

Family letter from SSD superintenent Dr. Elizabeth KeenanDear students and families in partner districts,

A few weeks ago, many school districts in St. Louis County announced reopening plans as conditions stood that day and with the caveat that plans were subject to change. With the County Executive’s announcement last week of the growing spread of COVID-19 in the community as well as the new directives he issued that went in effect on Friday, many districts, including SSD, have revised their reopening plans for the 2020-21 school year.

I’m writing to let you know that SSD continues to work closely with each partner district on its reopening and will continue to follow the educational model and plans put in place by that district. Many districts have now chosen to start the year with 100% distance learning for all students. Information about what SSD services will look like in partner districts, as well as resources for distance learning are available on the Return-to-School Guidance page on the SSD website.

Thank you for your patience, understanding and your flexibility as we start the new school year in collaboration with your district.

Take care and stay safe.

Elizabeth Keenan, Ph.D.
Superintendent, Special School District of St. Louis County

Special Education During Pandemic:

Special School District website has the latest information.

For curated resources, please visit:
Resources for Families During School Closure 
SSD Parent Education and Diversity Awareness Program 

SSD COVID-19 Information

Whom do I contact if I have questions about my child's special education services?

Contact your child's special education Case Manager.

Special School District at MRH

All students with disabilities, ages three through 21, who reside within the MRH School District, are eligible to receive free public education services. Special School District (SSD) provides special educational services, including speech, occupational, physical therapy, and learning disabilities to MRH students. MRH works in partnership with SSD to provide the highest quality of education to all students. SSD staff members are included in all MRH professional development and district-wide activities.

Renters Rights for People with Disabilities

Planning for Adult Life

Special Needs Checklist: How Disability-Friendly is Your City?

Office of Special Education Programs: 

Black or African American Children With Disabilities