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Another Special Education Services Forum Scheduled

Another on-line forum has been scheduled for families of students receiving special education services through the Maplewood Richmond Heights School District. It will be held on August 10 at noon. It will take place via Zoom video conference with an option of joining via telephone if you do not have internet access (links below).

The forum will be moderated by Ben Gleason of Special School District and Vince Estrada, Director of Student Services. MRH superintendent Dr. Karen Hall is also tentatively scheduled to participate. Attendees will be asked to use the "chat box" function if they want to pose questions to the panelists. 

August 10 meeting link:   

Meeting ID: 929 3830 9478
To join by phone: +1 312 626 6799 
Meeting ID: 929 3830 9478

July 27 Special Education Families Forum: Meeting Video

If you missed it, watch it here.

July 13 SSD Families Forum video

If you missed it, watch it here.

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 


Learn How You Can Get P-EBT Benefits for Your Child:


FSD - School kids eatingPandemic-Electronic Benefits Transfer (P-EBT) is a one-time benefit that helps families cover food costs for children who qualify for free or reduced lunch at school but are not in school due to the pandemic.

You may be able to get P-EBT benefits if you have a child or children in grades Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12 who would have received free or reduced price meals at school if schools were holding in-person classes.. A family that has lost income may also be able to get a P-EBT benefit, even if a child did not previously get free or reduced price meals.

How to apply? 
  • If your household received Food Stamp (SNAP) benefits in March, your P-EBT benefit was automatically loaded to your EBT card. If you did not get your benefit, call 855-FSD-INFO (855-373-4636) for help.
  • If you did not get Food Stamp (SNAP) benefits in March, you need to apply and provide income information for March, April, and May. You can apply
    online at or by using the paper application sent by your school. If you need an application, call 855-FSD-INFO
    (855-373-4636) and ask our team to mail you one.


  • You can visit any day, any time to start a chat.

You can also call 855-FSD-INFO (855-373-4636) to speak with a team member.

Please note there is a June 30th Deadline to Apply!

April 21: A message from SSD Superintendent Dr. Elizabeth Keenan: “While we’re all still adjusting to this new learning environment, we want to be sure to take moments to celebrate the things that are going well and the achievements of our students.”

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.

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