Special Programs

Parent Language Interpreters or Accommodation Needs

A professional language interpreter services may be requested at any time for parents/guardians of students with disabilities by contacting the principal: Steven Richards at srichards@k12.com

Additionally, if any parent/guardian has a disability or other limitation that would impact their ability to participate fully in their child’s educational planning process, MOVA would be happy to discuss accommodations that may be available in order to maximize the parent/guardian’s participation. Individuals seeking to discuss accommodations for this reason may contact the principal: Steven Richards at srichards@k12.com

Non-Discrimination Statement

MOVA does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:

Steven Richards
MOVA Principal
PO Box 792
Manchester, MO 63011
317-924-6000

For further information on notice of non-discrimination, visit http://wdcrobcolp01.ed.gov/CFAPPS/OCR/contactus.cfm.

The OCR office for Missouri is located at:

Kansas City Office
Office for Civil Rights
U.S. Department of Education
One Petticoat Lane
1010 Walnut Street, 3rd floor, Suite 320
Kansas City, MO 64106

Telephone: 816-268-0550
FAX: 816-268-0599; TDD: 800-877-8339
Email: OCR.KansasCity@ed.gov

Admission of Homeless Children and Youth

The McKinney Act of 1987, or P.L. 100-77, ensures that each child of a homeless individual and each homeless youth shall have equal access to the same free, appropriate public education as provided to other children and youth. Under the Act, schools are prohibited from delaying a homeless child's entry into school due to delays in obtaining school records. Rules regarding guardianship must be waived for homeless students living with foster parents or relatives other than their legal guardians.

The McKinney-Vento Definition of Homeless

Subtitle VII-B of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act (per Title IX, Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act) defines homeless as follows:

The term "homeless children and youths"--

(A) means individuals who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence (within the meaning of section 103(a)(1)); and
(B) includes--

(i) children and youths who are sharing the housing of other persons due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or a similar reason; are living in motels, hotels, trailer parks, or camping grounds due to the lack of alternative adequate accommodations; are living in emergency or transitional shelters; or are abandoned in hospitals;*
(ii) children and youths who have a primary nighttime residence that is a public or private place not designed for or ordinarily used as a regular sleeping accommodation for human beings (within the meaning of section 103(a)(2)(C));
(iii) children and youths who are living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, bus or train stations, or similar settings; and
(iv) migratory children (as such term is defined in section 1309 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965) who qualify as homeless for the purposes of this subtitle because the children are living in circumstances described in clauses (i) through (iii).

Additional information about supports are available by calling the school office at 317-924-6000 and request to speak with principal: Steven Richards at srichards@k12.com

Admissions of Youth in Foster Care

Foster Care Education Bill of Rights The “Foster Care Education Bill of Rights” requires public school districts and child-placing agencies in Missouri, to ensure youth in foster care do not fall through the cracks when it comes to receiving an education because of situations that they experience while in care. The Foster Care Education Bill of Rights: Requires school districts to designate a staff person as the educational liaison for foster children. The liaison shall do the following in an advisory capacity:

  • Ensure and facilitate the proper educational placement, enrollment in school and check out from school of foster children;
  • Assist foster care pupils when transferring schools by ensuring proper transfer of credits, records and grades;
  • Request school records within two business days of a foster child in a school; and
  • Submit records of a foster child within three business days of receiving a request for school records.

Additional information about supports are available by calling the school office at 314-924-6000 and request to speak with the Foster Care Liaison, Steven Richards, srichards@k12.com

Special Programs

Child Find

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act includes the Child Find mandate. Child Find requires all school districts to identify, locate and evaluate all children with disabilities, regardless of the severity of their disabilities. If you have questions or feel like your child may need specialized services, please contact your resident district’s special services or counseling team.

Special Education

MOVA provides special education accommodations, adaptations, and assistive technology supports for students with disabilities according to individualized plans developed by their resident district’s teachers, parents, counselors, and other professionals. The student’s resident district and home school is responsible for the development of the IEP, evaluation, and services, as defined by the student’s IEP. Please contact your resident district and teacher of record for any questions or supports. If you have questions regarding the implementation of accommodations, curriculum or course adaptations, or assistive technology needs, please contact the principal: Steven Richards at 314-924-6000 or srichards@k12.com

English Learners

MOVA provides accommodations, adaptations, and assistive technology supports for students with English Language needs (EL) according to individualized plans developed by their resident district’s teachers, parents, counselors, and other professionals. The student’s resident district and home school is responsible for the development of the English Learner Plan, evaluation, and services, as defined by the student’s plan. Please contact your resident district and teacher of record for any questions or supports. If you have questions regarding the implementation of accommodations, curriculum or course adaptations, or assistive technology needs, please contact the principal: Steven Richards at 314-924-6000 or srichards@k12.com

Section 504 and Health Plan Supports

MOVA provides 504 accommodations, adaptations, and assistive technology supports for students with disabilities according to their 504 or health plan developed by their resident district’s teachers, parents, counselors, and other professionals. The student’s resident district and home school is responsible for the development of the 504 or health plan, evaluation, and services, as defined by the student’s 504 or health plan. Please contact your resident district and teacher of record for any questions or supports. If you have questions regarding the implementation of accommodations, curriculum or course adaptations, or assistive technology needs, please contact the principal: Steven Richards at 314-924-6000 or srichards@k12.com

Gifted and Talented Students

It is the goal of MOVA is to provide a quality education and to ensure appropriate learning opportunities that will foster maximum mental, physical, and emotional development of each student. Some children demonstrate or show a potential for demonstrating a remarkably high level of accomplishment when compared to other children of similar age, experience, or environment. These children may perform at a very high level in an intellectual, creative, or artistic area, showing an unusually high capacity for leadership, or excel in a particular academic field. MOVA will provide extension activities, accommodations, adaptations, and assistive technology supports for students identified as gifted according to their gifted plan developed by their resident district’s teachers, parents, counselors, and other professionals. The student’s resident district and home school is responsible for the development of gifted plans, evaluation, and services, as defined by the student’s gifted plan. Please contact your resident district and teacher of record for any questions or supports. If you have questions regarding the implementation of accommodations, curriculum or course adaptations, or assistive technology needs, please contact the principal: Steven Richards at314-924-6000 or srichards@k12.com