Special Services


Director of Special Education Marlena Walley


Administrative Assistant Wendy Chapman


21005 S. School Rd.
P.O. Box 789
Peculiar, MO 64078
Ph: (816) 892-1350
Fx: (816) 892-1383

Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Public education for eligible children with disabilities

The Raymore-Peculiar School District provides a free, appropriate public education to all eligible children with disabilities between the ages of three and 21 under its jurisdiction.

Disabilities include:

  • Autism

  • Deaf / blindness

  • Emotional disorders

  • Hearing impairment and deafness

  • Intellectual disability

  • Multiple disabilities

  • Orthopedic impairment

  • Other health impairments

  • Specific learning disabilities

  • Speech or language impairment

  • Traumatic brain injury

  • Visual impairment / blindness

  • Young child with a developmental delay

Public Notice

Initial and/or Annual Written Notification
To Use Public Funded Program Benefits or Insurance
Medicaid -- MO HealthNet

Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004 (IDEA) allows school districts to use specific government funded public program benefits to assist with costs associated with special education services. Amended federal regulations require the District to provide initial written notification, and annually thereafter, to the student/s parent/guardian before accessing the student's or parent's government funded public program benefits or insurance for billing purposes (i.e., Medicaid -- MO HealthNet) for the first time on or after March 18, 2013, and prior to obtaining one-time written parental consent. Participation in MO HealthNet for Kids and/or MO HealthNet program is not required for any student to receive free appropriate public education (FAPE) under IDEA.

One-time written parental consent to release personally identifiable information to the State's Medicaid agency, healthcare staff or other public insurance programs to determine, access, and recover entitled program benefits from a student's or parent's government funded public program benefits or insurance will be sought by the District. Consent is voluntary and may be revoked at any time. Consent does not give the District permission to access private insurance benefits. Failure to consent will not result in denial or limitation of services for the student nor limit rights to a free appropriate public education (FAPE) under IDEA.

Any questions or concerns should be directed to:
Wendy Chapman, Administrative Assistant, Special Services
21005 S. School Rd., P.O. Box 789
Peculiar, MO 64078
Phone: 816-892-1352