Referral Team

If a child continues to have difficulty in the classroom despite reasonable intervention efforts, school personnel or parents may submit a referral for special education evaluation. Charged with the responsibility to review each child’s case, the referral team makes recommendations and coordinates further testing and screening.


Contact Info

Please direct questions regarding special education referrals as follows:

Minnesota Valley School (MVS)
Melissa Wagner, Special Ed. Program Coordinator
(507) 934-5420 extension 253
E-mail

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Classrooms
Patty Yahnke, Autism Specialist
(507) 934-5420 extension 315
E-mail

Early Intervention: Birth to Seven Services
Jenny Mueller
LeSueur County, Nicollet County, Blue Earth County 
507-934-5420 x253
E-mail


Referral Meetings

The MVED referral team meets on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month. Please submit student referrals by the Wednesday prior to the referral team meeting.


Online Referrals

To submit a referral online, please visit:


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