Mid-State Education District, also known as MSED, is a cooperative serving the school districts of Onamia,  
Pierz, Royalton Swanville and Upsala.

We provide Special Education, Early Childhood, and Technology Support Services to these area
school districts with students and families in Morrison and Mille Lacs Counties.

Mid-State Education Member Districts
Onamia Public School, #480 Pierz Public School,
Royalton Public School, #485 Swanville Public School, #486 Upsala Public School, #487

At Mid-State, we believe in supporting each child's individual needs and unique journey to help them reach their maximum potential.

Our Mission is:
     SERVING our students & districts with compassion & integrity
     PARTNERING with our districts to provide innovative solutions
     ADAPTING to meet the needs of our students & staff
     EFFICIENTLY using our resources to serve
     INSPIRING students and adults to learn and grow

Our Promise, is that Mid-State will achieve this mission by:

  • Providing professional services based on current research in a timely manner by qualified staff
  • Securing needed funding and utilization of all resources
  • Providing ongoing evaluation of services and the effectiveness to help students, staff, parents, and member districts reach full potential.
Administrative Team
Lisa Darveaux
Executive Director of Mid-State Education
District #6979

(320) 631-2515
Jolaine Beddow-Beste
Assistant Director of Special Education,
Setting IV Facility Programs

(320) 631-2540
Beka Swisher
Early Childhood Education Coordinator 

(320) 631-2509
Jill Tye
Assistant Director of Special Education,
Member District Support

(320) 631-2516

Contact Us
15770 18th St. NE
Little Falls, MN 56345

Ph: (320) 631-2500
Fax: (320) 6323981

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