Special Education Advisory Council

  • The purpose of the Saint Paul Public Schools’ Special Education Advisory Council is to collaborate with the District’s Office of Specialized Services to:

    • Address the unique needs of diverse learners so they can meet their maximum potential.
    • Promote an attitude of respect toward all students and a welcoming environment for all families.
    • Build strong relationships between families, schools, community partners, and district decision makers to influence policy making.
    • Empower and support parents to effectively advocate for children.
    We do this by: 
    • Informing and educating parents, school staff, students and community members through workshops, websites, and printed materials.
    • Providing opportunities for parents and caregivers to connect with the schools, community resources and each other.
    • Promoting collaboration as a means to improve the education process for all learners.
    • Influencing change, policy and procedures through researching needs and advocating for solutions.


    Link to: Additional information about Minnesota Special Education Advisory Councils

    Link to: SPPS Special Education Advisory Council 2018-19 Flyer with Meeting Dates

  • Join us at our monthly meetings anytime as a guest or become a member!

    All meetings will be from 6-8 p.m. at the SPPS Administration Building (360 Colborne Street, St. Paul, MN 55102).

    2018-19 meetings

    • Monday, September 10, 2018
    • Monday, October 1, 2018
    • Monday, November 5, 2018
    • Monday, December 3, 2018
    • Monday, January 7, 2019
    • Monday, February 4, 2019
    • Monday, March 4, 2019
    • Monday, April 8, 2019
    • Monday, May 6, 2019
    • Monday, June 3, 2019

    Childcare and meals are provided by the Office of Specialized Services.

    For more information, contact Jackie Kelly at 651-767-3437 or jackie.kelly@spps.org.