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608-Instructional Services - Special Education

  • 600 Series: Education Programs
608-Instructional Services - Special Education
Rationale Date Approved/Revised
The purpose of this policy is to set forth the position of the school board on the need to provide special educational services to some students in the school district.
  • 11/22/11
  • Revised: 5/21/19

1)    General Statement of Policy

The school board recognizes that some students need special education and further recognizes the importance of providing a free appropriate public education and delivery system for students in need of special education.

2)  Responsibilities

A.            The school board accepts its responsibility to identify, evaluate, and provide special education and related services for disabled children who are properly the responsibility of the school district and who meet the criteria to qualify for special education and related services as set forth in Minnesota and federal law.

B.            The school district shall ensure that all qualified disabled children are provided special education and related services which are appropriate to their educational needs.

C.           When such services require or result from interagency cooperation, the school district shall participate in such interagency activities in compliance with applicable federal and state law. 

Adoption and Revision History

Incorporated Policies

Policy 608


This Policy Adopted:  April 25, 2005; Rescinded:  November 22, 2011

MSBA 608



This Policy Adopted:  November 22, 2011



This Policy Revised:  May 21, 2019


Administrative Rule, Regulation and Procedure: NA 

Legal References:                Minn. Stat. § 124D.03 (Enrollment Options Program)

Minn. Stat. § 125A.02 (Definition of Child with a Disability)

Minn. Stat. §§ 125A.027, 125A.03, 125A.08, 125A.15, and 125A.29 (District Obligations)

20 U.S.C. § 1400 et seq. (Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004) 

Cross References:              MSBA/MASA Model Policy 402 (Disability Nondiscrimination Policy)

MSBA/MASA Model Policy 508 (Extended School Year for Certain Students with Individualized Education Programs)

MSBA/MASA Model Policy 509 (Enrollment of Nonresident Students)

                                             MSBA/MASA Model Policy 521 (Student Disability Nondiscrimination)