Welcome to Special Education in Saint Paul Public Schools!

  • We provide special education and related services according to the federal mandates of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and the State of Minnesota's rules and statutes.  Saint Paul Public Schools’ Special Education Department commits to the elimination in the disparity of outcomes for all students with disabilities. We will continue to do this by using data to enhance instructional practices that increase student engagement and achievement.  Our specific focus is African American male scholars, American Indian scholars, and scholars dually qualified for Special Education and English Learner services where the greatest outcome inequities exist. 

    If you have questions regarding your child’s Individualized Education Plan (IEP) and services, please check out our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) or contact us.

     


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    Special Education Recovery Services 

     Recent legislation in Minnesota requires IEP/IFSP teams to invite parents/guardians to an IEP/IFSP meeting by 12/1/21 to determine whether special education recovery services are required.  The purpose of special education recovery services is to address lack of progress on IEP/IFSP goals, lack of progress in the general education curriculum related to IEP goal areas, and loss of learning due to disruptions related to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Click on the link above for more information.


  • News and Events

  • Special Education Advisory Council (SEAC)

    2022-2023 Meeting Schedule:

    Monday evenings from 6-8 p.m.

    Join us: 

    • in-person- Administration Building, 360 Colborne St., Saint Paul, MN 55102
    • virtual via Zoom

    Attend as a guest or become a member. RSVP kindly requested but not required. 

    Call/Text 651-285-7537 

    Email jackie.kelly@spps.org

    Meeting Dates:

      • September 12
      • October 10
      • November 21
      • December 12
      • January 9
      • February 13
      • March 13
      • April 10
      • May 15
      • June 5

    SEAC works to make a difference in the lives and outcomes of students with disabilities by: 

    • using our shared knowledge and experience
    • informing and educating each other
    • providing opportunities to learn and connect
    • promoting collaboration with educators, departments and programs, and community organizations
    • influencing change in SPPS

    Other ways to connect:

    SEAC website

    SEAC Facebook Group

    Special Education Family Engagement webpages

     

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