Special Services

Section 504 Information | Process Coordinators information

The Special Services department in the Blue Springs R-IV School District includes both Special Education and Section 504. 

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 (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act) Public Notice

IDEA Procedural Safeguards document is available to download and review in English and Spanish.
•  IDEA Procedural Safeguards in English
•  IDEA Procedural Safeguards in Spanish
•  Call our office at (816) 874-3200 for information in American Sign Language

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 Coordinators and Diagnosticians
Shellie Wolfenbarger           Process Coordinator
Angela Jackson                   Diagnostician
Jill Cowan                          Diagnostician

Elementary Process Coordinators
Elizabeth Milligan               Liaison
Sarah Brackenbury             Strategies
Melissa Starr                      Evaluations
Lindsey Fritts                     Evaluations

Elementary Process Coordinators
Lauren Stutzman               Liaison
Kurtis Luster                     Strategies
Lynne Dorrance                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
Elizabeth Hooper              Evaluations

Special Program Process Coordinators
Stephanie Isaacks            Out of District Placement
Christie Nesbitt                Deaf/Hard of Hearing 

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.

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.

504 Building Coordinators 
Each building has at least one 504 Building Coordinator. Please contact your child's school to speak with a Building Coordinator.



Special Services
1801 NW Vesper Street
Blue Springs, MO 64015

Phone: 816.874.3200
Fax: 816.228.1056

Dr. Jill Brown
Assistant Superintendent of Special Services

Mrs. Beth Fuller
Director of Special Services

Mrs. Leslie Manns
Administrative Assistant

Mrs. Marisa Barzee
Administrative Assistant