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 4,950 students with disabilities: 3,200 elementary and secondary students ages 5-21; 300 early childhood students ages 3-5; and 1,400 students under Section 504

SPS Mission

  • Prepare all students for tomorrow by providing engaging, relevant and personalized educational experiences today. 

SPS Vision

  • Serve as a catalyst for lifelong learning, equipping students for their futures.

Special Services Commitments

  • We will utilize a data-based approach to special services, which is innovative and inclusive.

    We will adhere to researched-based best practices in the development and delivery of curriculum and service models, which foster post K-12 success. 

    We will practice a highly-collaborative approach designed to build partenerships with our colleagues and stakeholders, untilizing professional and courteous communications.

    We will commit to building the capacity of SPS leaders, educators, and support staff through professional learning, talent management, and modeling a growth mindset.

Contact Us

  • Roseann Bentley
    Administrative Center

    1610 E. Sunshine
    Springfield, MO 65804 

    Phone: (417) 523-7500
    Fax: (417) 523-7595
    Records Phone: (417) 523-7509
    Records Fax: (417) 523-0043 

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

    Summer Hours:
    8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Monday - Thursday

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