Special Education

Summer Information and Contacts

If you have questions or concerns related to your child over the summer, please contact the principal at your child’s building. They will support your needs and include any additional staff needed to address your inquiry.

Welcome to Special Education!

Special education services are provided to eligible students in accordance with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).  The purpose of special education services is to “ensure that all children with disabilities have available to them a free appropriate public education that emphasizes special education and related services designed to meet their unique needs and prepare them for further education, employment, and independent living.” IDEA 601(d)(1).  

Special Education is specialized instruction specific to the child at no cost to parents. The instruction is designed to meet the unique needs of a child with a disability. Children must meet specific criteria set by the State of Minnesota and the Federal Government to receive special education services. Special Education is an instructional service, not a place.

The Minnetonka Special Education Department serves approximately 1,300 children from birth through age 21.  Special education services are provided in all of our buildings, and all schools have licensed special education staff providing intervention support, evaluations, and special education instruction.    

We offer a wide range of service delivery models. Most students receive services in their neighborhood school and, when possible, in their regular class setting. Service models include home-based services for infants and toddlers, 1:1 instruction, small group instruction, instruction in the general education classroom and off-site instruction as determined by the student's individual education planning (IEP) team.

웰빙 가이드

유치원 - 월 - 월 유아
4 월-5 월에 가을에 유치원으로 전환 할 ECSE에 학생이있는 각 가정은 "유치원으로의 전환"회의에 참석할 수있는 기회를 갖게됩니다. 이 회의에서 가족, 사례 관리자, 관련 서비스 제공 업체 (필요에 따라) 및 지정된 초등학교 대표 (일반적으로 행정, 특수 교육 교사 및 유치원 또는 RSK 교사 포함)가 모여 학생의 필요와 유치원의 전형적인 날이 어떻게 생겼는지 논의합니다. 또한 ECSE와 유치원 간의 특수 교육 서비스의 차이점과 이러한 서비스가 초등학교에서 어떻게 제공 될 것인지에 대해 논의하는 데 시간을 할애합니다. 이러한 회의가 가상으로 개최됨에 따라 가족은 오픈 하우스 기간 동안 학교를 둘러 보거나 여름 동안 별도의 개인 투어를 예약하기 위해 건물 관리자에게 연락하여 학교를 둘러 볼 수 있습니다. 

학교 직원 지원

Christine Breen
Executive Director of Special Education and EL

긍정적 인 웰빙 육성

Kristin Laughlin
Director of Special Education

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Angie Kleinedler
ECSE and Related Services Coordinator

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Erin Valenta
Transition Services Coordinator (SAIL)