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Welcome and Special Education Public Notice

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Dear Guest:

Welcome to the Laclede Co. C-5/Joel E. Barber School website.  Our district is located in southwest Missouri and offers instruction to PreKindergarten through 8th grade students.  Students then have the option to attend high school at Lebanon R-III or Laclede Co. R-1 (Conway). 

We seek to provide the best environment for learning for our students so that they will become contributing members of society.  We thank our community for all the support provided to make that happen.  We strive to work together for the betterment of all students and continually seek ways to improve our school.  It takes a team effort in order for success to happen and through dedicated efforts of teachers, support staff, parents, patrons, businesses, and students we believe Joel E. Barber School is one of the best educational settings for students in our state.                              

Thank you for visiting our site as we hope you share our vision of the importance of education in the lives of our children.  They are our future.  Feel free to visit our school any time.

Thank you. 



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, children who live outside the district but are attending a private school within the district, highly mobile children, such as migrant and homeless children, children who are wards of the state, and children who are suspected of having a disability and in need of special education even though they are advancing from grade to grade.  The Laclede County C-5 School District (Joel E. Barber) and the Lebanon R-3 School District 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 impairment and deafness, mental retardation/intellectual disability, 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.


The Laclede County C-5 School District (Joel E. Barber), 16050 Hwy KK and the Lebanon R-3 School District, 1310 E. Route 66, both Lebanon, MO 65536, assures that it will provide information and referral services necessary to assist the State in the implementation of early intervention services for infants and toddlers eligible for the Missouri First Steps program.


The Laclede County C-5 School District (Joel E. Barber) and the Lebanon R-3 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 Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).


The Laclede County C-5 School District (Joel E. Barber) and the Lebanon R-3 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 Laclede County C-5 School District and the Lebanon R-3 School District at the schools from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.


This notice will be provided in native languages as appropriate.