Student Support Services
Edina Public Schools provides a comprehensive program for students with disabilities. Services are provided to students who range in age from birth through age 21. Most students receive services in their neighborhood school and when possible in their regular class setting.
Student Support Services Staff
Special Education programming at EPS is run through the Student Support Services department.
Jeff Jorgensen, Director of Student Support Services
Cory Graham, Assistant Director of Student Support Services
Student Support Services Specialists:
The Edina School District offers an educational program to meet the needs of students who are English Language Learners in grades K-12. This program addresses two areas: language acquisition and cultural adjustment.
Section 504 allows for accomodations and modifications within regular education for students diagnosed with a medical condition, but not identified as disabled by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).
Edina Schools Health Services serves:
- All Edina Public Schools
- Non-Public Schools in the Edina area
- Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE)
The role of the School Social Worker is to assist students, staff and parents with a variety of home or school issues that affect a students performance at school. Social Workers also connect families with community and county resources.
Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS)
MTSS, also known as Response to Intervention (RtI) enables teachers to diagnose a student’s entry level in specific content, prescribe an intervention that will advance the student’s progress, and assess the degree to which the intervention worked.