504 Public Notice



The Woodland Public School District, as a recipient of federal financial assistance from the United States Department of Education and operates a public elementary or secondary education program and/or activity, is required to undertake to identify and locate every qualified person residing in the District who is not receiving a public education; and take appropriate steps to notify disabled persons and their parents or guardians of the District’s duty.

The Woodland Public School District assures that it will provide a free appropriate public education (FAPE) to each qualified disabled person in the District’s jurisdiction regardless of the nature or severity of the person’s disability. For purposes of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the provision of an appropriate education is the provision of regular or special and related aids and services that (i) are designed to meet individual educational needs of disabled persons as adequately as the needs of nondisabled persons are met and (ii) are based on adherence to procedures that satisfy the requirements of the 504 federal regulations.


Attention Home Schools

Pursuant to Missouri Public School Law 167.042: For the purpose of minimizing unnecessary investigations due to reports of truancy, each parent, guardian, or other person responsible for the child who causes his child to attend regularly a home school may provide to the recorder of deeds of the county where the child legally resides, or to the chief school officer of the public school district where the child legally resides, a signed, written declaration of enrollment stating their intent for the child to attend a home school within thirty days after the establishment of the home school and by September first annually thereafter. The name and age of each child attending the home school, the address and telephone number of the home school, the name of each person teaching in the home school and the name, address and signature of each person making the declaration of enrollment. A declaration of enrollment to provide a home school shall not be cause to investigate violations of section 167.031(compulsory attendance law).




All responsible public agencies are required to locate, evaluate, and identify children with disabilities who are under the jurisdiction of the agency, regardless of the severity of the disability, including children attending private schools, highly mobile children, such as migrant and homeless children, and children who are suspected of having a disability and in need of special education even though they are advancing from grade to grade.


Woodland R-IV Schools want to:

  • Provide a free, appropriate public education (FAPE) to all eligible children with disabilities between the ages of 3 and 21.


Disabilities include autism, deaf/blindness, emotional disorders, hearing impairment and deafness, mental retardation, multiple disabilities, orthopedic impairment, other health impairments, specific learning disabilities, speech or language impairment, traumatic brain injury, visual impairment/blindness and young child with a developmental delay.


We assure that:

  • We will provide information and referral services necessary to assist in early intervention services for infants and toddlers eligible for the Missouri First Steps program.
  • Personally identifiable information collected, used, or maintained for the purposes of identification, evaluation, placement or provision of FAPE of children with disabilities may be inspected and/or reviewed by their parents or guardians.


Parents and guardians have the right:

  • To view the school district’s policies and procedures regarding storage, disclosure to third parties, retention, and destruction of personally identifiable information.
  • To view the school’s assurances that services are in compliance with the requirement of the General Education Provision Act (GEPA).
  • To request amendment to the educational record if they believe the record is inaccurate, misleading, or violates the privacy or other rights of their child.
  • To file complaints with the U.S. Department of Education or the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education concerning alleged failures by the district to meet the requirements of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).
  • To have this notice provided in native their language, if asked.


Families in the Woodland School District, who have a child with a disability from birth through 20 years of age who are not presently receiving some type of educational service from the public schools, are requested to call or write the Director of Special Education.

Dava Knotts

Woodland R-IV School District

Route 5 Box 3210 Marble Hill, MO 63764

(573) 238 2510

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