Special Education
Special Education
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David Taus and Lora Pershern
High School Special Education Teachers
5720 Marble Ave.
P.O. Box 537
Mt. Iron, MN  55768

Ph: (218) 735-8271 ext. 1029 (Pershern) ext. 1027 (Taus)
Fx: (218) 735-8217

The Special Education Classrooms service students who qualify for Special Education Services in the areas of Specific Learning Disabilities, Emotional/Behavioral Disorders, Other Health Disabilities, Physically Impaired, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Speech, Vision Impaired, Hearing Impaired at the Junior and Senior High School age.

The Referral Process at MIB:

Students who are not being successful over a period of time are mentioned at a Staff Child Study Meeting.  If the Staff thinks a student should be referred to be tested for Special Education Services, the School Counselor will contact the Special Ed. Teachers.  The Special Ed. Teachers will contact the parents to let them know of the concerns of the Staff and explain the referral process.  If the parent wants testing done, the Initial Referral is sent to teachers where the areas of concern are and they spend 6 weeks doing modifications in the classroom to see if the modifications help the student become successful.  If the student is successful at the end of the 6 weeks, a meeting with the parent is held to discuss that their student is being successful and that the testing does not need to go forward.  If the student is not successful with modifications, then at the end of the 6 week period, a meeting is held to let the parents know what is next.  The referral is sent to the Northland Special Education Cooperative and a School Psychologist is assigned to do the testing.  They will send a list of tests that will be given to the student and a Notice to Assess will be sent home to the parent.  Once that is returned, signed by the parent, the school has 30 school days to complete the Assessment for Special Education and hold a meeting to discuss the results to see if the student qualifies and meets the State of Minnesota Criteria for Special Education Services under the category that the student was tested for.  If the student qualifies, an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) will be written to meet the needs of the student.  If the student does not qualify for service, then the student will need to utilize any after school tutoring program that the school offers in order to get some help.