Valley Park School District

One Main St, Valley Park, MO 63088

(636) 923-3500

Special School District

District Overview

Hailed as “one of the great success stories in public education in the St. Louis region” by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, SSD has become an icon for special education and technical education providers over the past half century. 
SSD’s unique status as a public school district ensures that all local students receive equal access to quality special education regardless of their socio-economic background or the neighborhood in which they live.
SSD staff provides special education services to students in 265 public schools in 22 school districts in St. Louis County.
About 97 percent of the students who receive special education services from SSD attend a school in their local school district.

Family Resources

Check out the SSD Cool Tools including:
MO Parents Act provides parent training and information and assists parents to effectively advocate for their children's educational rights and services. Visit them on the web at or call 1-800-743-7634.
The Special School District Parent Advisory Council
SSD PAC is made up of parent representatives from each of the 23 St. Louis County school districts. They consult with SSD's Superintendent, staff and Board of Education on issues involving the rights and concerns of families of children with disabilities. 
SSD PAC generally meets on the second Wednesday of the month from 7 to 9 p.m. at SSD's Central Office at 12110 Clayton Road in Town and Country. All are welcome to attend. 
Valley Park PAC Representative:
Currently unfilled. If interested, contact Julie Schroeder at (636)-923-3621 or
 Special Education Coordinator
Julie Schroeder
(636) 923-3621