MO 500-2423 (Rev. 11-19)

The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education is mandated to report to the Missouri Legislature the educational status of blind students. Please provide information concerning blind students of school age (3 through 21) who are eligible for the Federal Quota Registration and enrolled as of January 1, 2020. If you have questions, please contact Office of Special Education at 573-526-4995. The survey needs to be completed by January 31, 2020.

DEFINITION OF BLINDNESS:
(Federal Quota Registration) “…Central visual acuity of 20/200 or less in the better eye with best correction; a peripheral field so contracted that the widest diameter of such field subtends an angular distance no greater than 20 degrees; or visual performance reduced by a brain injury or dysfunction when visual function meets the definition of blindness as determined by an eye care specialist or neurologist…."

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* B. Nonpublic School

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* 2. The District/Agency has blind students (age 3 through 21) who are reported on the Federal Quota Registration.

The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, veteran status, mental or physical disability, or any other basis prohibited by statute in its programs and activities. Inquiries related to department programs and to the location of services, activities, and facilities that are accessible by persons with disabilities may be directed to the Jefferson State Office Building, Director of Civil Rights Compliance and MOA Coordinator (Title VI/Title IX/504/ADA/ADAAA/Age Act/GINA/USDA Title VI), 5th Floor, 205 Jefferson Street, P.O. Box 480, Jefferson City, MO 65102-0480; telephone number 573-526-4757 or TTY 800-735-2966; email civilrights@dese.mo.gov.

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