Special Education COVID-19 Resources

The guidance on this page relates to special education services during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please check back often, as the information is changing rapidly.
  •  - 11/23/20

Special Education Instruction, Services and Programming

  • In-Person Instruction and Services Q and A  - 11/5/20
    This document outlines considerations for how school district and charter school staff can meet individual needs for students with disabilities who have an IEP or Individual Family Service Plan (IFSP), ages birth to 21 years, through in-person services and instruction, which may include providing in-home support.
  • 10/8/20
    Note: The Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) received several questions and requests for clarification regarding this guidance. Staff have reviewed these questions and we are updating the guidance with more information as noted.
  • 10/6/20
  • 8/25/20
    Questions and answers regarding special education instruction, services and programming
  • Considerations for Students with Low Incidence Disabilities in Hybrid and In-Person Models for Returning to School  - 6/22/20

Due Process

  • 10/5/20
  • 2020-21 Planning Guidance: Special Education Due Process  - 7/2/20
    Responses based on federal guidance to date
  • 6/22/20
  • 6/2/20
    Responses based on federal guidance to date

Early Learning

  • Distance Learning Considerations for Infants, Toddlers and Preschool Children with Disabilities  - 3/19/20
    with activity matrix grid
  • 3/19/20
    Questions and answers regarding Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) Part C and Part B/619 identification, evaluation and provision of services

Special Education Finance

  • Special Education Funding Changes for State Fiscal Year 2021  - 11/6/20
    Fiscal procedures, maintenance of effort (MOE), new codes, contracted transportation and implications for Alternative Delivery of Specialized Instructional Services (ADSIS)
  • 5/11/20
    Clarifies federal grants management requirements for education activities.
  • 3/31/20
    State and federal funding changes for the distance learning period, examples, reporting

Resources for Families

  • 5/21/20
  • 4/23/20