Special Education: Distance Learning
Special Education: Please know that your child will continue to receive special education services, accommodations, and modifications. Please see this letter regarding Special Education from our coordinator.
- Students Receiving English Learner Programming (EL) Most students who receive English Language services will follow the same procedures as those outlined for all students, according to grade level guidelines and through consultation with licensed ELL teachers. ELL staff will support students and families in accessing core content instruction through appropriate scaffolding based on student need. ELL staff will be available to communicate with families via telephone calls, email, or other means. Interpreters and interpreting tools will be utilized to help reach out to parents of students in programming as needed.
- Students with 504 Accommodation Plan These students will follow the same procedures as those outlined for all students, according to grade level guidelines. Accommodations related to curriculum and assignment expectations will be followed as appropriate for the distance learning materials provided to students in order to ensure equal access.
- Students with Individualized Education Program plan (IEP) Most students who receive special education services will follow the same procedures as those outlined for all students, according to grade level guidelines and through consultation with their IEP manager. Special education staff and related service providers will develop distance learning instruction and materials in accordance with the services identified on the student’s IEP. Special Education instruction will focus on ensuring students continue to make progress on their annual goals. Accommodations listed on the IEP related to curriculum and assignment expectations will be followed as appropriate for the distance learning materials provided to students in order to ensure equal access.
Special Education is a continuum of services available to eligible students with disabilities from birth to 21 years of age.
Guided by the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (DEA) and the state of Minnesota regulations, Dassel Cokato School District ensures all students identified as receiving special education services receive a free and appropriate public education. This mandate follows the Individual Education Plan (IEP) development process, which results in a comprehensive assessment plan addressing the strengths and needs specific to the student.
Programs and services for students who have met special education eligibility in any of the 13 disability areas identified in Minnesota Rules Chapter 3525 may receive programming in their neighborhood school and in a regular class setting with peers, as appropriate.
Meeker & Wright Special Education Cooperative (MAWSECO) work with Dassel Cokato Public Schools to provide excellent special education services and resources including School Psychologists, Occupational and Physical therapies, Vision services, Audiology services, and others.