Special Services

    Special Education 

    The Blue Springs R-IV School District offers a range of special services in order to provide a free appropriate public education in the least restrictive environment for students with disabilities. Parents who believe their children have a disability can contact the school counselor, the principal, the liaison process coordinator, or the district special services department.

    Our local compliance plan is available for public view at the Bartow Administrative Building between the hours of 8 am and 4 pm, Monday through Friday.

    IDEA Procedural Safeguards

    Procedural Safeguards Notice Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and Parents’ Bill of Rights are available in additional translations (Amharic, Arabic, Chinese-traditional, Farsi, French, German, Hindi, Hmong, Khmer, Korean, Kurdish, Romanian, Rwandan, Samoan, Serbian, Bosnian, Somali, Swahili, Urdu, and Vietnamese). For more information, contact the building Liaison Process Coordinator, building Principal or the office of the Special Education Department at (816) 874-3200.

    Process Coordinator Contacts
    Early Childhood Special Education Process Coordinator/Diagnosticians
    Shellie Wolfenbarger Process Coordinator
    Angela Jackson    Diagnostician
    Jill Cowan Diagnostician

    Elementary Process Coordinators
    Elizabeth Milligan Liaison
    Sarah Brackenbury Strategies
    Charna Wunder Evaluations
    Amia Ford Evaluations 
    Lauren Stutzman Liaison
    Adrianne Kelly Strategies
    Elizabeth Hooper Evaluations
    Jennifer Rye Evaluations
    Middle School Process Coordinators

    Julia Brush Liaison
    Sheryl Spencer Strategies
    Victoria Miller Evaluations
    High School Process Coordinators
    Tracy Truex Liaison
    April Fallis Strategies
    Stacy Berry Evaluations
    Special Program Process Coordinators

    Stephanie Isaacks Out-of a District Placements
    Christie Nesbitt Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing PC & Educational Consultant
    Section 504 

    The Blue Springs R-IV School District provides a free appropriate public education to each qualified person with a disability in the District’s jurisdiction. Under Section 504 federal regulations, a free and appropriate education consists of the provision of regular or special education and related aids and services designed to meet individual educational needs of disabled persons as adequately as the needs of nondisabled persons are met.

    • Section 504 Procedural Safeguards

    Procedural Safeguards Notice Section 504 Parent/Student Rights in Identification, Evaluation, and Placement can be made available in foreign language translations. For more information, contact your school’s 504 Building Coordinator, Principal or the office of the Special Education Services at (816) 874-3200.

  • Special Services
    1801 NW Vesper Street
    Blue Springs, MO 64015 
    Phone: 816.874.3200
    Fax: 816.228.1056
    Dr. Jill Brown
    Director of Special Services
    Mr. Randy Laskowski
    Assistant Director of Special Services
    Dr. Barbara Woolsey
    Assistant Director of Special Services
    Mrs. Leslie Manns
    Administrative Assistant 
    Mrs. Marisa Barzee
    Administrative Assistant