Welcome to MVR-III Special Programs
Meramec Valley R-II School District offers many services to the community. Services include:
- 504/Section Title II
- Gifted- Odyssey Program
- Early Childhood Special Education
- English Language Learners
- Health Services
- Parents as Teachers
- Special Education
- Special Education Non-Public Program
For more information on specific programs, visit the link. We would be happy to assist you with any questions or concerns. Feel free to contact the director or contact us at 636-271-1400.
The Meramec Valley R-III School Districts utilizes funds from Title I, Title II and Title IV to support the educational needs of the students. This funding is to serve as an intervention and provide support to economically deprived students who are at risk of performing below expected targets to allow them to achieve at high levels. Nonpublic schools and students are also eligible for services and must go through their nonpublic school to obtain services.
Title-1 Program Plans:
Federal law requires that students be identified and connected with resources if they are deemed homeless. Students who lack fixed, regular or adequate housing may qualify for additional services. Complete the form linked above or contact your child’s school office for additional information.
Adopted from the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, Title VII, Subtitle B, Section 725(2) as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) 2015.
The term "homeless children and youths" are students:
- who lack a fixed, regular and adequate nighttime residence,
- children and youths who are sharing the housing of others (known as doubling-up) due to the loss of housing, economic hardship, or similar reason; are living in motels, hotels, trailer parks or camping grounds due to a lack of alternative adequate accommodations; are living in emergency or transitional shelters; or are abandoned in hospitals;
- children and youths who have a primary nighttime residence that is a public or private place not designed for or ordinarily used as, regular sleeping accommodations for human beings;
- children and youths who are living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, bus or train stations, or similar settings, and
- migratory children who qualify as homeless because the children are living in circumstances described above.
If the residence is not fixed, regular and adequate, it is considered a homeless situation.
The McKinney-Vento Act also recognizes unaccompanied youth who are homeless. According to the act, an unaccompanied youth is a youth not in the physical custody of a parent or legal guardian.
English Language Learners
Students whose first language is not English and who qualify through the WIDA screener may be eligible for services. Please contact our office if you have questions or may be in need of services.