Every school building in Edina Public Schools has staff members licensed to provide special education and related services for those students who meet criteria and have special education needs.
Parents and students are directly involved with school and appropriate outside agency staff in the development of the special education program and the student's Individual Education Plan (IEP) for school-age children, Individual Family Service Plan (IFSP) for children in Early Childhood Special Education, or Individual Interagency Intervention Plan (IIIP) for students getting services from multiple agencies.
Programs and related services for students with a disability may begin at birth or as soon as criteria is met and the need for special education services is determined.
Students are eligible for special education services until the IEP, IIIP, or IFSP Team decides to terminate services. Special education services are also terminated when the student graduates from high school or when the student is 21 years of age. Students remain with their general education peers in the least restrictive environment (LRE) to the extent the IEP, IIIP, or IFSP Team determines is appropriate.
Special education program evaluation is accomplished through a single strategic plan to improve due process compliance and program results for students with disabilities.
For more information visit the district's Special Education website.