Lee's Summit R-7 School District

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District Liaison for Homeless Students

The Board designates the following individual to act as the district’s liaison for homeless students (homeless liaison):

Assistant Superintendent of Equity and Student Services
301 NE Tudor Road, Lee’s Summit, Missouri, 64086
Phone (816) 986-1000; Fax (816) 986-1171

The homeless liaison shall designate and train another district employee to serve as the homeless liaison in the absence of the homeless liaison.

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Foster Care Liaison

The district designates the following individual as the liaison for foster care students:

Assistant Superintendent of Equity and Student Services

301 NE Tudor Road


The liaison will provide assistance regarding all aspects of the enrollment, placement, transfer, and withdrawal of children in foster care and serve as the point of contact for DESE and the CD. The liaison will also work with DESE and the CD to implement the district’s complaint resolution process.

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What is an Educational Therapist?


The LSR-7 Educational Therapist is responsible for assisting families and schools for better success. This can be done by linking students and families with resources, and coordinating services in the community and eliminating possible barriers to the learning process. Strong collaboration with administrators, counselors, school social workers, therapists in the district, and community organizations is critical. Each Educational Therapist will serve a high school feeder system. This organizational alignment assists the Educational Therapist in working with families with multiple children at different school levels.



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What is a School Counselor?

The role of a counselor in the Lee’s Summit R-7 School District is to implement the Missouri Comprehensive School Counseling Program through:


    • Helping students develop career/life skills
    • Supporting student academic achievement
    • Providing individual and group counseling to students
    • Providing support during crises
    • Working with parents, teachers, support staff, and community


For specific programs and contact information for the school your student attends, please contact their school or visit their counseling program website.

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April 7, 2015 Bond Issue

79.3% for bond (passed – required 4/7ths)Bond: 6,413 YES votes and 1,675 NO votesBond: $40 million (no-tax-increase)

  • New Summit Technology Academy / Missouri Innovation Campus
  • Elementary school improvements – Greenwood Elementary ADA access and gym renovation; Hazel Grove Elementary kitchen renovation; Longview Farm Elementary concrete at kindergarten wings; Lee’s Summit Elementary health room renovation, drop-off lane and kitchen renovation; Meadow Lane Elementary track upgrade/repair and basement renovation; Mason Elementary gym expansion, classroom renovation, ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) access; Pleasant Lea Elementary health room/office renovation; Prairie View Elementary north gym isolation; Richardson Elementary additional parking; Trailridge Elementary restroom sink replacement; Underwood Elementary cafeteria renovation.
  • Middle school and high school improvements – Bernard Campbell student entry doors replacement and locker painting; Pleasant Lea locker replacement; Summit Lakes sound system; Lee’s Summit High School science classrooms renovation; Lee’s Summit North High School entry re-design (safety/security); Lee’s Summit West High School restrooms/concession area for baseball and softball area.
  • Special education projects – Highland Park Elementary life skills classroom restrooms; Miller Park Center upstairs renovation, gym floor upgrade and kitchenette.
  • Maintenance projects at numerous schools including playground work – playground safety upgrades to all elementary schools’ soft play areas and replacement of deteriorated play equipment; maintenance projects at numerous schools including flooring, carpet, ceilings, painting, roofing, paving, mechanical, doors, windows, FOBS, backflows, water sanitizing and masonry; capital projects included would impact all Lee’s Summit R-7 schools.

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Can It Be Prevented?

A number of prevention efforts are focused at detecting suicide warning signs. Signals that a young person may be contemplating suicide imminently include: Thinking or talking about or threatening suicide; seeking a way to kill oneself; increased substance abuse; feelings of purposelessness, anxiety, being trapped, or hopeless; withdrawing from people and activities; and expressing unusual anger, recklessness, or mood changes.

Prevention efforts take many forms, such as general suicide awareness education, school and community gatekeeper programs, screening and peer support programs, crisis centers and hotlines, restriction of access to lethal means, counseling and clinical interventions, and postvention (intervention with friends/family/community after a suicide takes place). Adults who supervise a young person can help prevent suicide by knowing the risk factors and warning signs, asking a youth they are concerned about if he/she has been thinking about suicide, and if necessary, providing a referral and making sure the person gets appropriate help as soon as possible.

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