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Special Education

Special Education Coordinator

Special Education Policy

“A Caring Community Inspiring Lifelong Learning”


Welcome to Hayfield Community Schools, District 203’s  Special Education Home Page. The goal of this site is to be a resource to students, parents, staff and the community as we all work together to provide a Free & Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) for students with special needs.

Hayfield Community School’s special education department, is committed to identifying and supporting students with special needs, by providing each student with an individualized education plan (IEP) created in partnership with the student’s general education teachers and other service providers if applicable, thus providing a Free and Appropriate Public Education, otherwise known as “FAPE.” Special education staff and service providers will work collectively with families, students, community, colleagues, and other professionals, to support and promote student growth, while encouraging overall student success. It is our goal to assist and aid families through the process should their child qualify for special programming.  Special education staff will offer guidance and support to ensure a smooth transition for their child.

Total Special Education System (TSES)

Policy for Speech & Language Services

Problem Solving Team (PST)

Hayfield Community Schools uses scientific research-based interventions (SRBI) some may refer to it by a framework called Response to Intervention. The framework includes a multi-tiered system of screening, evidence-based interventions and ongoing assessment of the effectiveness of interventions. Multiple sources of information are used to select and provide responsive instruction for students and/or groups of students who are at-risk of not making adequate progress in developing academic, social/emotional or behavioral skills.

Restrictive Procedures Plan

 “Restrictive procedures” means the use of physical holding or seclusion of children with disabilities in an emergency in Minnesota schools. “Emergency” means a situation where immediate intervention is needed to protect a child or other individual from physical injury. Restrictive procedures must not be used to punish or otherwise discipline a child.

Hayfield Community Schools has developed a public plan that discloses its use of restrictive procedures. Each building has designated staff members trained and authorized to use restrictive procedures, often referred to as “CPI” (Crisis Prevention Institute.)