Subpart 1. Continuum of alternative placements. Each district must ensure that a
continuum of alternative placements is available to meet the needs of pupils for special
education and related services. The continuum must:
A. include instruction in regular classes, special classes, special schools, home instruction, and instruction in schools and hospitals; and
B. make provision for supplementary services, including resource room or itinerant instruction, to be provided in conjunction with regular class placement.
Subp. 2. General least restrictive environment requirements. Each district
must ensure that pupils are placed in the least restrictive environment according to part
3525.0400 and Code of Federal Regulations, title 34, section 300.552.
Subp. 3. Nonacademic settings. In providing or arranging for the provision of
nonacademic and extracurricular services and activities, including meals, recess periods,
and the services and activities set forth in Code of Federal Regulations, title 34, section
300.306, each district must ensure that each pupil participates with nondisabled students in
those services and activities to the maximum extent appropriate to the needs of that pupil.
Subp. 4. Educational placement. Each district shall ensure that the parents of each
pupil are members of any group that makes decisions on the educational placement of
Statutory Authority: L 1999 c 123 s 19,20
History: 26 SR 657
Posted: October 12, 2007
Meet the 2015 Science Mathematics Principal
John Garcia, principal of Cedar Park Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) School in Apple Valley, has been named the 2015 Science and Mathematics Elementary and Middle Level Principal of the Year. Created through a partnership between the Science Museum of Minnesota and the Minnesota Elementary School Principals’ Association (MESPA), the award recognizes the importance of fostering lifelong science literacy and the key role principals play in developing a culture that encourages student interest in math and science.