Special Education

Case Manager Resources Website

The majority of our guidance regarding SpEd due process is hosted on our separate Case Manager Resources (CMR) website. Here are a few examples of topics/resources covered on CMR:

  • Running IEP meetings: Meeting agendas, meeting attendance and excusal requirements, procedural safeguards, and more!
  • Writing IEPs: Guidance and example language for every section of the IEP (including Behavior Support Plans).
  • Conducting SpEd evaluations: Evaluation planning guidance, interview and observation forms, examples of completed evaluation reports, and more!
  • Ongoing tasks: MA billing, manifestation determination, restrictive procedures, amendments, progress reporting, and much more!
  • Part C: Due process guidance and examples specific to the birth-to-3 y/o age group.

Local Special Education Guidelines

We maintain numerous Special Education Guidelines that provide procedural guidance regarding how various topics are addressed in our member districts. Examples of topics include:

  • Placement in federal setting 3/4 programs
  • Placement in secondary transition programs
  • Special education transportation
  • Restrictive procedures
  • Discipline of students with disabilities
  • Data privacy
  • Outside evaluations

Request Resources

Supplies and Equipment

Below are the Special Education Supplies and Equipment Request Forms for each SCRED Member District. Please click on the link that corresponds to your district. Once you submit your request, you will receive a confirmation email and an email will also be sent to the appropriate SCRED Special Services Supervisor. The SCRED Supervisor will then complete the second part of the form and you will be notified by email if your request was approved or denied. If it is approved, a copy of the approval is also sent to your Building Principal and your district's Business Manager. 

Time for Collaborative Planning

Do you need funding in order to gather educators to work on a planned or unanticipated project? Funds can be accessed through the Collaborative Planning Project. Open the document to learn more and to access application forms.

Test Protocols

School Psychologists use the School Psych Test Protocol Order Request to request protocols for tests like the WJ, WISC, etc.

Special Transportation Authorization

Our member districts use an authorization process to assess the need for special transportation before it is proposed at an IEP meeting. Visit the Case Manager Resources website to learn more. 

Paraprofessional Needs Assessment

The Request for Para Evaluation process may be used when special education staff are considering the need for an additional paraprofessional position.


Visit our Databases/dropdown menu if you'd like to log into or access technical support for the numerous online databases that special educators in our member districts use every day (e.g., SpEd Forms, TRAX, eduCLIMBER, FastBridge). 

Third-Party Billing

Our guidance regarding third-party billing is primarily maintained on the Case Manager Resources website. The resources below are available if you need to dig deeper:

Total Special Education System (TSES) Plans

TSES plans are maintained for each of our member districts in accordance with Minnesota Rule 3525.1100. These plans also include an assurance for compliance with the federal requirements pertaining to districts’ special education responsibilities found in United States Code, title 20, chapter 33, sections 1400 et seq., and Code of Federal Regulations, title 34, part 300.

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