Federal Programs

Point of Contact for Information Foster Care: 
Amber Knoernschild

Point of Contact on Federal Programs:
Amber Knoernschild, Elementary Principal, Federal Programs Coordinator

Point of Contact on Homeless/Migrant:

Todd Misenhelter, High School Principal

Notice: If there is a student that you suspect may be homeless please let me know. I am our homelessness liaison and I can try and get them some of the assistance they need. Homelessness can take many forms. Living with a relative, constantly moving from place to place, living out of a vehicle, etc. can all constitute homelessness. If you want more information I am including the link to the McKinney-Vento Act so you can review.
Thank you, Mr. Thomas


Community Resources

School-Wide Program Plan

Procedural Safeguards (English)-Please note file is a PDF 

Notificación sobre las garantíasprocesales (Spanish)-Please note file is a PDF


NCLB Parent Notification

ESSA Complaint Procedures instead of NCLB 

Public Announcement- Surrogate Parent Program

Schoolwide Programs and Dyslexia Plan

Trauma-Informed Schools Initiative

Bullying Incident Report Form.pdf 

School Parent and Family Engagement Policy (ESEA) 

Parent Involvement Policy Letter.pdf

The Board of Education recognizes the positive effects of parents/families’ involvement in the education of their children. The Board is committed to strong parent/family involvement in working collaboratively with district staff as knowledgeable partners in educating district students. In order to implement the Board’s commitment to parent/family involvement in education, the existing Title I advisory committee will serve as the nucleus of parents, staff, and community representatives to serve as the district’s Parent Involvement Committee. The Committee’s responsibilities will include recommendations for program development, parent/staff training and program evaluation. Program evaluation reports will be prepared and submitted to the Superintendent annually by June 1.

Children’s achievement and attitude about school are higher when parents and teachers work together cooperatively to guide a child’s development. Parents and teachers should expect children to learn, behave well, and respect the rights of other children in order to learn without distraction. As a result, children will understand that the adults in their lives help set standards for learning and behavior.

What role do you have in establishing this environment?

1. Insure that your child attends school daily.

2. Communicate with the teacher about conduct, achievement, and the objectives 

    established for your child at each level of learning.

3. Provide your child with the resources needed to complete class work.

4. Be sure your child is healthy and well groomed and has plenty of rest.

5. Bring to the attention of the teacher or principal any problem or condition, which 

     affects your child or other children of the school community.

6. Discuss report cards and daily work assignments with your child.

7. Report to school up-to-date home, work, and emergency telephone numbers.

8. Provide adequate supervision of your child before and after school hours.


All responsible public agencies are required to locate, evaluate, and identify children with disabilities who are under the jurisdiction of the agency, regardless of the severity of the disability, including children attending private schools, children who live outside the district but are attending a private school within the district, highly mobile children, such as migrant and homeless children, children who are wards of the state, and children who are suspected of having a disability and in need of special education even though they are advancing from grade to grade. The La Monte R-IV School District assures that it will provide a free, appropriate public education (FAPE) to all eligible children with disabilities between the ages of 3 and 21 under its jurisdiction. Disabilities include autism, deaf/blindness, emotional disorders, hearing impairment and deafness, intellectual disability, multiple disabilities, orthopedic impairment, other health impairments, specific learning disabilities, speech or language impairment, traumatic brain injury, visual impairment/blindness and young child with a developmental delay.

The La Monte R-IV School District assures that it will provide information and referral services necessary to assist the State in the implementation of early intervention services for infants and toddlers eligible for the Missouri First Steps program.

The La Monte R-IV School District assures that personally identifiable information collected, used, or maintained by the agency for the purposes of identification, evaluation, placement or provision of FAPE of children with disabilities may be inspected and/or reviewed by their parents/guardians. Parents/guardians may request amendment to the educational record if the parent/guardian believes the record is inaccurate, misleading, or violates the privacy or other rights of their child. Parents have the right to file complaints with the U.S. Department of Education or the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education concerning alleged failures by the district to meet the requirements of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).

The La Monte R-IV School District has developed a Local Compliance Plan for the implementation of State Regulations for the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). This plan contains the agency’s policies and procedures regarding storage, disclosure to third parties, retention and destruction of personally identifiable information and the agency’s assurances that services are provided in compliance with the General Education Provision Act (GEPA). This plan may be reviewed with Amber Knoernschild in Federal Programs Office, 301 S. Washington, La Monte, MO, 65337 on M-F between 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

This notice will be provided in native languages as appropriate.

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement:

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint filine_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (566) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights

1400 Independence Avenue, SW

Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or

(3) email: program.intake@usda.gov.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.