Mrs. Jean Oetterer

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 Mrs. J. Oetterer 
      Mrs. J. Oetterer        

My name is Jean Oetterer and I am the new Director of Special Education and the new Parents as Teachers Educator.  I have been married for 22 years to my husband Mike, who is an R-II native. We have two wonderful daughters. Taylor is a MSU graduate and Lexi attends MU. This is my 25th year at R-II. I taught 3rd grade for twelve year then I went to Kindergarten and taught that for twelve years as well.  I am very excited for my new positions. I love R-II!!!
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How does a student qualify for Special Education Services?

To qualify as a student with an educational disability, students must have been evaluated and determined by a team, including the parents, to meet the Missouri criteria for one of thirteen educational disabilities.  There are multiple steps that take place prior to conducting an educational evaluation such as identifying educational concerns and working to provide interventions and strategies to address the noted concerns.  When interventions are not sufficient to diminish the educational concerns, additional action may be taken beginning with your child's building team. 

The Steps include...
  • 1. Identify educational concerns

  • 2. Implement intervention strategies

  • 3. Review by Building Level Team

  • 4. Completion of data gathering packet

  • 5. Review by Joint Review Committee

  • 6. Review of existing data

  • 7. Notice and consent for evaluation

  • 8. Completion of evaluation

  • 9. Eligibility conference

  • 10. Development of Individualized Education Program (IEP)

  • 11. Placement notice and consent to place

  • 12. Provision of services begins

How does a student qualify for Section 504 disability? 

To qualify as a student with a Section 504 disability, students must have been evaluated and determined by a team, including the parents, to have a mental or physical impairment that substantially impacts a major life activity.  There are multiple steps that can take place prior to conducting a 504 evaluation such as identifying potential concerns and working to provide interventions and strategies to address the noted concerns, unless there is a clear reason to suspect a disability under Section 504 or IDEA. 

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 is a federal law that is designed to prevent discrimination on the basis of disability in programs or activities receiving federal financial assistance from the United States Department of Education. 

A child may be found to be an eligible student under Section 504 if he/she has a mental or physical impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities. 

Under Section 504, the Franklin County R-II School District recognizes the responsibility to prevent discrimination in policies and practices regarding its students and staff. Additionally, the District has specific responsibilities outlined under Section 504 to identify, evaluate and determine eligibility, as well as to ensure that students with disabilities have access to a free appropriate education in the least restrictive environment.



  Parent as Teachers      

Why Choose Parents as Teachers?

Parents as Teachers is a partnership between the family and home, Franklin County R-II School District, and the community to give all children the best possible start in life.

Parents are their child's first and most influential teachers. Scientists have proven that experiences in the earliest years' make a physical difference in the structure of a child's brain.

Your child's growth and development during the first three years' of life will be the foundation for success in learning.

The Parents as Teachers program offers four important components of support for families:

  • Personal Visits
  • Group Connections
  • Screenings
  • Resource Network
Parents as Teachers Developmental Screenings

Screening is the process of measuring a child's development in the areas of:

Speech and Language
Motor Skills
General Knowledge
Hearing
Vision

Developmental screenings are administered in an interactive manner for children ages three (3) months to five (5) years, screenings are administered with the Ages & Stages Questionnaires (ASQ-3) and are offered at the child's home or at the Franklin County R-II School PAT room.  For children entering kindergarten the Developmental Indicators for Assessment and Learning (DIAL-4) screening instrument is used.