Identification of Students with Disabilities

  • Help Me Grow:  Identification of children with Disabilities

    School districts have a responsibility to identify, locate, and evaluate children from birth to age 21 who have a disability and are in need of special education.  Special education services are available to all public, non-public, home schooled and pre-kindergarten children who meet the State of Minnesota’s criteria.

    If your child is having academic, behavior, motor, speech or other health issues, you may refer your child by contacting her/his classroom teacher, the closest public school or the Northern Lights Special Education Director at (218)879-1283.  A team will meet with you to discuss planned and documented interventions if appropriate.  If these interventions are not successful, a special education evaluation will be conducted to determine eligibility for services.