"The important thing is not so much that every child be taught as that every child should be given to wish to learn."
... Sir John Lubbock
To Contact A Special Education Teacher
Please use the information below to contact a member of the Bendix special education team. The phone number for Bendix Elemetary is (320) 274-8218.
Special Education Process
Special education professionals staff Bendix Elementary. Our goal is to provide the appropriate level of service to meet the student's individual educational needs. The ways in which a student is served is explained in the Individual Educational Plan. The Bendix Elementary special education program exists to meet student needs in the areas listed at the left of the screen.
A teacher, outside agency, parent or other concerned adult, may make referrals to special education. Intensive interventions are implemented prior to proceeding to assessment for special education.
A multi-disciplinary team completes a comprehensive assessment. Areas addressed may include academic, social/emotional, motor, cognitive, speech-language and sensory. The multi-disciplinary team may include classroom teacher, parent, school psychologist, school social worker, special education teacher, and related service personnel.
If children qualify for services, a team is convened including the parent to develop an individual educational plan. Services may be provided in the regular classroom or special education resource room. Services may be provided through consultation with classroom teacher or directly with licensed special education personnel.
For more information about special education in general, please visit the Meeker and Wright Special Education Cooperative (MAWSECO) website.