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Saint Paul Public Schools, District 625
360 Colborne Street
Saint Paul


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Special Education

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. 

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

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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Programs & Services

All schools have some special education and related services. However, not all services are available at every school. The following is a list of special education services available in every elementary, middle and senior high school:

  • Specific Learning Disabilities (SLD)
  • Deaf/Hard of Hearing (DHH)
  • Visually Impaired (VI)
  • Classroom support for students with less severe Emotional or Behavioral Disorders (EBD)
  • Speech and languages services (SL)
  • Consultation for Other Health Disability/Traumatic Brain Injury/Physical Impairment: special and general education teachers work with district-wide staff to provide appropriate services for individual students
  • Developmental Delay (Elementary) (DD)

Frequently Asked Questions

News and Events

Special Education Advisory Council (SEAC)

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 


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