Special Education Services

Special Education services are provided to approximately 1,700 children ages birth through 21 within the community of Bloomington. Special Education is specially designed instruction and related services that enable a student with an identified disability to access and benefit from their educational program. Independent School District #271 provides specialized instruction in a wide variety of ways. From our early intervention home-based services to community-based vocational training, we provide students with a quality individualized education program (IEP) in the least restrictive environment. We provide unique programming options for students who qualify for one or more of the thirteen areas of special education eligibility established by the State of Minnesota. Specialized education programming is provided at each of our sites, and center-based programs are located at several sites within the district.

Special education transportation is provided as a service based upon individual student needs. For a student to be eligible for special education transportation, the student's IEP team determines that a need for special transportation exists and incorporates it into the student's IEP.

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Special Education Services
1350 West 106th Street
Bloomington, MN 55431

Fax: 952-681-6519

Jennifer McIntyre  Executive Director Special Services & Health Services 952-681-6504 jmcintyre@isd271.org

Robin Bloom

Special Education Supervisor, Secondary Transition and Work Experience 952-681-6210 rbloom@isd271.org

Chris Christenson

Special Education Supervisor, Elementary & PAUSE



Carmen Meyer

Special Education Supervisor, Secondary Schools



Ruth Murray

Special Education Coordinator, Curriculum & Instruction 952-681-6520 rmurray@isd271.org

Amy Wilkinson

Special Education Supervisor, Early Childhood