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Special Education

Special Education

Special Education is a continuum of services available to eligible students with disabilities. Guided by the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and Minnesota regulations, Thief River Falls Public Schools ensures all special education students receive a free and appropriate public education. This is guided by the Individualized Education Plan (IEP) development process, which results in a comprehensive plan addressing needs specific to the individual student.


Thief River Falls Public Schools offers programs and services for students who have met special education eligibility in any of the 13 disability areas identified in Minnesota Rules Chapter 3525.  Our special education department serves approximately 360 children ages birth to 21 with a wide range of service delivery models.


Public Notice of Non-Discrimination

Thief River Falls School District #564 does not discriminate on the basis of disability in admission to its programs, services, or activities, in access to them, in treatment of individuals with disabilities, or in any aspect of their operations. District #564 also does not discriminate on the basis of disability in its hiring or employment practices. This notice is provided as required by Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Questions, complaints, or requests for additional information regarding the ADA and Section 504 may be forwarded to the designated ADA and Section 504 compliance coordinator:

Special Education Administration

Cassey Farrell

Learner Support Services Coordinator

230 LaBree Avenue South

Thief River Falls, MN 56701


Fax: +1-218-681-3252