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.

  • News and Events

  • Special Education Parent Academy
    Tuesdays, March 5-26 and April 9th 5:30-8:00 pm

    Location: Focus Beyond, 340 Colborne St, St. Paul, MN 55102

    This class is most valuable for families that have elementary aged students and are newer to special education and the IEP process.

    Families will have a better understanding of the system, how to effectively communicate with school staff and how to support their student for success.

    Link: For more info and to register


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  • ECSE awarded three grants

    The Birth to Three Program in SPPS was awarded three new grant funded initiatives:

    • Birth to Three and the SRCL Literacy Grant
    • Birth to Three City of St. Paul AmeriCorps Vista
    • Family Guided Routines Based Intervention (FGRBI)

    Link: details of ECSE grant awards


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