Special Education in Liberty Public Schools


    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 advancing from grade to grade. 


    Liberty Public Schools assures that it will provide a free, appropriate public education (FAPE) to all eligible children with disabilities between the ages of 3 and 21 under its jurisdiction.  Disabilities include autism, deaf/blindness, emotional disorders, hearing impairments, orthopedic impairment, intellectual disability, multiple disabilities, other health impairment, specific learning disabilities, speech or language impairment, traumatic brain injury, visual impairment/blindness, and young child with a developmental delay.


    The Liberty Public School District assures that it will provide information and referral services necessary to assist the State in implementation of early intervention services for infants and toddlers eligible for the Missouri First Steps program.

    The Liberty Public School District assures that personally identifiable information collected, used, or maintained by the agency for the purposes of identification, evaluation, placement, or provision of FAPE of children with disabilities may be inspected and/or reviewed by their parents/guardians.  Parents/guardians may request amendment to the educational record if the parent/guardian believes the record is inaccurate, misleading, or violates the privacy or other rights of their child.  Parents have the right 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 Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).

    The Liberty Public School District has developed a Local Compliance Plan for the implementation of State Regulations for the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).  This plan contains the agency’s policies and procedures regarding storage, disclosure to third parties, retention and destruction of personally identifiable information and the agency’s assurances that services are provided in compliance with the General Education Provision Act (GEPA).  This plan may be reviewed at the Liberty Public Schools Administration Center, 8 Victory Lane, Liberty, MO during regular business hours when school district offices are open.


    This notice will be provided in native languages as appropriate.

    For more information, contact the Department of Special Services, 816-736-6725, or write directly to the Special Services Department, Liberty Public Schools, 8 Victory Lane, Liberty, MO. 64068

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Meet Our Directors

  • Dr. Kris Martin
    Director of Special Services
    email: kris.martin@lps53.org

    Dr. Toni Cook
    Assistant Director of Special Services
    email: toni.cook@lps53.org

    Kathy Haley
    Administrative Assistant
    email: kathy.haley@lps53.org

    Sharon Murdock
    Administrative Assistant
    email: sharon.murdock@lps53.org

    Special Services Office  
    8 Victory Lane
    Liberty, MO 64068
    Phone: 816-736-5300
    FAX: 816-736-7096