The IEP team within the student's home school district, including the parents, discusses the possibility of a referral to one of the MSED programs. A referral may be appropriate if a student is not successful in the mainstream school due to emotional or behavioral struggles and the team determines the student needs a more restrictive setting to successfully meet their goals.
- Students must meet the Minnesota criteria for special education, and have a current evaluation upon attending one of the programs. The evaluation report must include a Functional Behavioral Assessment (FBA).
- The mainstream school will provide background information in addition to current interventions and data.
- Students remain in the WIN Elementary Program for varying lengths of time. Each student's situation receives individual planning, which determines the most appropriate programing to meet student needs.
- There is no additional fee for students to attend this program.
Parents or Guardians interested in submitting a referral for their student should work with the Special Education Director within the student's home school district to begin the referral process.
Additional information can be found by accessing the Referral Information page from the Quick Links menu on the left.