Special Education (K-12)

Program Contacts:

Paul Lee
Director, Student Support Services
Phone:  (651) 351-8629
Fax:    (651) 351-8635

Patty Pawelski
Administrative Assistant
to the Director of Student Support Services
Phone:  (651) 351-8605
Fax:  (651) 351-8635

Special education services are provided in each District 834 school to support students who meet the Minnesota eligibility criteria of a student with a disability. Special education teachers, speech language pathologists, occupational and physical therapist, school psychologists, school nurses and other professionals provide instructional services and support to students and staff serving those students. As much as possible, the District strives to deliver necessary services to the student in the neighborhood school. In few occasions, students may need to be placed in another school site where more services are available.

If you suspect your child has a disability, contact your child's teacher, building principal or Student Support Services office at (651)351-8605

Special Education Program & Services

Most students are served in neighborhood schools in our district.  A full spectrum of special education services are offered for the vast majority of students.  However, students with severe and multiple disabilities are sometimes served in a district cluster site where low incidence services are concentrated.