Special Education in Liberty Public Schools

  • Liberty Public Schools provides special education and related services to students identified as disabled under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and who require such services in order to receive a free appropriate public education. 

    Special education programs and related services are provided for students who have been found eligible with the following educational disabilities: autism, deaf-blindness, deafness and hearing impairments, emotional disturbance, intellectual disability, multiple disabilities, OHI (other health impairment), orthopedic impairment, specific learning disabilities, speech or language impairment, traumatic brain injury, visual impairment, young child with developmental delays. 

    The Board of Education of Liberty Public Schools adopted a Local Plan for Compliance with State Regulations Implementing Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) which governs the provision of special education services within the school district.  The district has policies and procedures in place to ensure the provision of special education services to children (ages 3-21) in accordance with state and federal regulations. 

    Special education services in Liberty Public Schools consists of specifically designed instruction that provides students the opportunity to access and make progress within the general education curriculum.   Special education services are present within each school and are an integral part of Liberty Public Schools’ comprehensive school system.   

Special Services Classsroom

Meet Our Directors

  • Dr. Kris Martin
    Director of Special Services
    816-736-5300
    email: kris.martin@lps53.org

    Dr. Toni Cook
    Assistant Director of Special Services
    816-736-5300
    email: toni.cook@lps53.org

    Kathy Haley
    Administrative Assistant
    816-736-6725
    email: kathy.haley@lps53.org

    Sharon Murdock
    Administrative Assistant
    816-736-5480
    email: sharon.murdock@lps53.org

    Special Services Office  
    8 Victory Lane
    Liberty, MO 64068
    Phone: 816-736-5300
    FAX: 816-736-7096