In response to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Minnesota must demonstrate that “all children with disabilities, including children with disabilities attending private schools, regardless of the severity of their disabilities, and who are in need of special education and related services, are identified, located, and evaluated.” This responsibility extends to children with disabilities who are educated at home or in non-public schools.
Upon request, Sauk Rapids-Rice Independent School District 47 will provide information to concerned parents on specific disabilities including information about the educational or behavioral characteristics of each disability. Parents who believe their child may indeed have a disability may request information on how to arrange for an evaluation through the district’s special education staff.
Parents of students who are evaluated and are found to be eligible for special education services will become part of a team which will develop, implement, and monitor the effectiveness of an Individual Education Plan (IEP) to meet the identified needs of their children.
If you have questions or would like to receive information about specific disabilities or evaluation, please contact:
Special Education Coordinator
If your child is between birth and the age of three, contact Benton Stearns Education District, 252-8427.
Sauk Rapids-Rice Independent School District 47 is committed to promoting academic success for all students.