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Special Education

Mounds View Public Schools will educate all learners through a broad range of programs that set high expectations and inspire outstanding achievement. 

The Mounds View School District Student Services Department, in partnership with students, parents, and the community, strives to deliver a continuum of services to equip all learners with measurable skills for lifelong learning and post-secondary success in order to reach their individual potential with responsibility to self and society.

The Mounds View district has a continuum of special education services. Each student's needs, goals, services and placement are determined by a team, including the parents, to develop an individualized educational program (IEP) plan. Teams always consider the most inclusive, least restrictive educational environment for each child to provide specialized instruction and related services. The Special Education Continuum describes the continuum of special education services available from less restrictive to more restrictive placements. Resources (see links on this page) have been developed in cooperation with the Special Education Parent and Professional Advisory Council (SEPPAC) to support parents and provide information when a child has been referred for an evaluation or when developing an IEP.

Instructional Services

Early Childhood Special Education

The Early Childhood Special Education program is designed to provide evaluation and educational services to qualified preschool children from birth to kindergarten. Children from birth to age three are primarily served in home-based settings, while children age three to five typically receive services in early childhood centers and community-based facilities. 

Contact phone number: 651-621-6150

Kindergarten through High School

Special Education and related services are available to students identified as having an educational disability.  Parents are involved in the evaluation process and the development of Individual Education Programs (IEPs) for students who meet state eligibility criteria. Special education teachers and related services professionals provide services to meet student needs according to their individualized educational program (IEP) plan.

Transition Services

Students between the ages of 18 and 21 who have not achieved their goals in the areas of Independent Living (home living, community participation, recreation, and leisure), Postsecondary Education and Training, and Employment are eligible to continue educational programming related to these areas based on their IEP. The Career and Life Transition (CLT) program is a community-based education program for eligible students based on their individual needs and their level of independence in the community. 

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