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About Our District


Our Organization

We work collaboratively with local districts and agencies to ensure students, families, and schools receive the best possible educational opportunities and outcomes.

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Mid-State provides specialty services in varying capacities to our Member School Districts in the areas of Special Education, Early Childhood Education and Technology Support. 

We make it possible for schools to provide necessary programming, specialized resources, and qualified staff members to meet the needs of their students, families, and staff.


By sharing these resources and staff members between our member school districts, our cooperative services are a cost-effective way for school districts to provide these highly specialized services to students.

Our Member Districts

Mission & Vision


Providing comprehensive, high-quality educational services that enable each and every student to reach their highest potential and maximum capabilities.


Supporting all learners in their education journey by creating equitable and inclusive learning environments with access to the highest quality educational resources.

Our Story

For over 50 years we have been providing vital educational services to schools, students, and families. 

Open Notebook

Mid-State was originally founded in 1971, as the Morrison County Joint Educational Cooperative. At that time our services only included Special Education. Since then, we have added many additional areas to the list of services we offer. These include Early Childhood Education and Technology Consortium.   

In 2005 Mid-State became its own Education District, meaning our organization and operations would happen independently and officially changed its name to Mid-State Education District. Prior to this date, the organization had been operating as part of the Little Falls School District. 

New Beginnings

For the majority of Mid-State's existence our programs, offices, and staff have been located across various locations and settings. August of 2018 marked the groundbreaking of construction for a new state-of-the-art building through a grant and partnership with Sourcewell.


Just one year later, our new Setting IV facility was opened in August of 2019. This long-awaited dream and greatly-needed building provides learning environments specifically adapted to support a range of disabilities and student needs. Most importantly,  it allowed our programs, services, and staff to come together under one roof to better and more efficiently serve students and school districts.

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