Districts may submit a Request for Personnel Variance through the Special Permission System only. Faxed or mailed paper requests will not be accepted; these will be returned.
There are two ways to access the SPS online application system:
Directions regarding access to the SPS online application system can be found on the Minnesota Board of Teaching webpage.
If you need a variance to be extended from school year to summer school, please send an email to one of the below contacts with a request to extend the variance, including the file folder number and new end date.
If you need a new variance for a teacher to use only during summer school, complete a new application on SPS, making sure to click the box “includes summer/extended school year.”
Important information about Summer School Only variances:
Blue circle, white “i”: You have a message from the reviewer. Click on the blue dot to read the message. This is especially important if the status is “in progress” or “not approved.”
Contact Information: When reviewing the applications, we sometimes have questions. Please make sure the contact information is the person who can answer questions about the application.
Be sure that all your communication includes the teacher file folder number and your contact information.
General Education: Contact Kat Anthony-Wigle by email at Katherine.Anthony-Wigle@state.mn.us
Special Education: Contact Sue Koehler by email at Sue.Koehler@state.mn.us