Special Education Department
Warroad School District
provides a full range of educational service alternatives. All students
with disabilities are provided the special instruction and services
which are appropriate to their needs. Appropriate program alternatives
to meet the special education needs, goals, and objectives of a pupil
are determined on an individual basis. Choice of specific program
alternatives are based on the pupil’s current levels of performance,
pupil special education needs, goals, and objectives, and must be
written in an Individual Education Plan (IEP) for student age 3 to 21 or
an Individual Family Service Plan (IFSP) for infants and toddlers.
district offers a continuum of special services for student’s age birth
to age 21 with a wide range of learning disabilities,
emotional-behavioral disorders and mental or physical impairments. Warroad
Special Education Services consist of a team of licensed special
education teachers along with related service staff such as speech
and language services, occupational and physical therapy, and other
services designed to meet the educational needs of all students.
Referral of Children Birth to Kindergarten Age
you watch your child grow, you may become concerned about your child’s
development. While all young children grow and change at their own rate,
sometimes you may have concerns that your child is developing
differently than other children the same age as your child.
If you have concerns about child’s development, birth to Kindergarten, call Minnesota Help Me Grow at 1-866-693-GROW (4769) or use the referral form on the web site at http://helpmegrowmn.org/HMG/Refer/
. Once a referral is made to the local early intervention program, the
family will be contacted by an early intervention teacher to arrange for
a screening or evaluation to determine if your child is eligible for
infant and toddler intervention or preschool special education services.
Referral of School Age Children including Private or Home School
education teachers can effectively meet some of the needs of students
with learning and behavior problems within the general education
classroom. Situations arise, however, when a teacher needs a support
system to help with students who present unique learning and adjustment
problems. Parents who have a concern about their child’s learning or
progress in school are encouraged to first talk with their child’s
classroom teacher. Pre-referral interventions may be put in place that
will resolve the concern.
concerns continue or you want to make a referral for special education
evaluation, contact your child’s building principal. You will be asked
to complete a brief referral form. You may be asked to meet with a team
of individuals to plan the evaluation. After a plan has been made for
the evaluation and you have given the district permission to proceed, an
evaluation will be conducted to determine if your child meets the
Minnesota criteria for special education services.
Special Education Director
Special Education Administrative Assistant