Special Education

Special School DistrictSpecial School District of St. Louis County (SSD) provides special education services and career and technical education for Mehlville School District. SSD is the largest specialized education provider in the state, equips and empowers students of all learning abilities to excel to their greatest potential. This is realized through an inclusive, collaborative approach, supported by comprehensive resources and deep expertise - all of which is centered on each student’s unique needs.

SSD provides special education services to students in a variety of placements, which are governed by the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Services are based entirely on a student’s Individualized Education Plan (IEP).

More than 97 percent of students who receive services from SSD staff attend a school in the school district in which they live. This means that the vast majority of special education services provided by SSD are delivered by SSD staff in 265 schools in 22 public school districts in St. Louis County. 

To learn more about Mehlville and SSD’s partnership, please visit SSD’s partner district website.


Partner District Family Engagement Guide
Evaluation Process
IEP Process
Parent Advisory Council (PAC)

The Mehlville School District strictly prohibits discrimination and harassment against employees, students or others on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, or sex including pregnancy, sexual orientation, and gender identity and other characteristics protected by law. The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: contact Adam Smith at 314-467-5006 or [email protected].