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Special Education

More information on special education is available on the district's special education web page. 

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State and federal laws require that all school districts provide special education programs and services to resident school-age children with disabilities. Burnsville-Eagan-Savage Independent School District provides a full continuum of special education services to students with disabilities. To access these services the following process is used: 

  • A referral is made by teacher or parent. 
  • Pre-referral intervention strategies are designed and conducted. 
  • An evaluation is conducted to determine eligibility and educational need. 
  • An Individual Educational Plan (IEP), Individual Interagency Intervention Plan (IIIP), or Individual Family Service Plan (IFSP) is developed. 
  • Services to meet a student's special education needs are delivered. 
  • Plan goal progress is monitored and reported. 

The Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District is a member of Intermediate School District 917. Services for students who are visually impaired, deaf/hard of hearing, or who require physical therapy may receive these services at a District 191 school or at a focus program. 

District 191 hosts a deaf/hard of hearing program for students ages 3-5 at Diamondhead Education Center and Gideon Pond Elementary, and a senior high program for students with severe/multiple disabilities at Burnsville Senior High. 

The Executive Director of Student Services or a Special Education Supervisor will contact District 917 to request their services.