The program and fiscal monitoring units at the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) work to ensure local educational agencies (LEAs) are in compliance with federal and state laws regarding special education service provision.

Both units provide training to local educational agencies (LEAs) as well as comprehensive reviews of special education programs, processes, and facilities.

The program monitoring unit is responsible for ensuring general compliance as well as continuous improvement in the implementation of the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA).
The fiscal monitoring unit ensures required controls are in place and funds are being expended appropriately.