Special Services ETC
  • Springfield Public Schools is committed to serving ALL students. Students attending SPS, who are identified with disabilities under the Individuals with Disabilities Education and Improvement Act (IDEA), Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 receive a free, appropriate public education. The Special Services Department serves approximately 4,500 students with disabilities: 2,700 elementary and secondary students ages 5-21; 300 early childhood students ages 3-5; and 1,500 students under Section 504

SPS Mission & Vision

    • SPS is committed to the well-being of each student by providing high-quality academic opportunities.

    • SPS will be the district of choice that equips each student to pursue their goals and highest potential as an engaged contributor to society.

Special Services Vision

  • Empowering students to use their abilities to be confident learners and self-advocates.

    We include. We serve. All achieve.

Special Services Collective Commitments

  • We provide services and supports for students in their least-restrictive environment.

    We utilize evidence-based practices to provide instruction and monitor progress to ensure student growth.

    We provide access and equal opportunity for students to participate in educational programs and activities.

    We collaborate with families, colleagues, and community partners to support students' life-long success.

    We build collective efficacy in all staff to positively impact student achievement.

Contact Us

  • SPS Special Services
    Dr. Tanya Rapert, Director
    Roseann Bentley
    Administrative Center
    1610 E. Sunshine
    Springfield, MO 65804 

    Margaret Shepherd

    Phone: (417) 523-7500
    Fax: (417) 523-7595

    Special Education Records:
    Records Phone: (417) 523-7503
    Records Fax: (417) 523-0043
    Donna Shiflett, Records Secretary 

    Office Hours:
    7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    Monday - Friday

    Summer Hours:
    8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    Monday - Thursday