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12.0 Coordination with Other Educational Programs Standards

Coordination with other educational programs is the process districts use to provide special education within the context of all other educational programs. This process includes coordinating with an array of programs, both state mandated educational programs and federally mandated educational programs.

Required Policies

Specific policies, procedures and other documentation to demonstrate compliance will be found on each of the fourteen district's policy web page.

12.0 Coordination With Other Educational Program Standards

12.01 Inclusive Educational Program Plan

12.01.01 Establishment of a Plan

Legal Citation

The school board in each district shall adopt a written plan to assure that the curriculum developed for use in district schools establishes and maintains an inclusive educational program. An inclusive educational program is one that employs a curriculum that is developed and delivered so that students and staff gain an understanding and appreciation of:

  1. The cultural diversity of the United States. Special emphasis must be placed on American Indians/Alaskan natives, Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders, Black Americans, and Hispanic Americans. The program must reflect the wide range of contributions by and roles open to Americans of all races and cultures.

  2. The historical and contemporary contributions of women and men to society. Special emphasis must be placed on the contributions of women. The program must reflect the wide range of contributions by and roles open to American women and men.

The historical and contemporary contributions to society by persons with disabilities. The program must reflect the wide range of contributions by and roles open to Americans with disabilities.

MN R 3500.0550, sub.1 (c)

12.01.02 Specification for the Plan

The current plan must:

  1. address the manner in which the multicultural and gender fair concepts in subpart 1, A, B, and C are to be incorporated into the curriculum goals, learner outcomes and evaluation processes established in the district;

  2. determine the extent to which the district curriculum advisory committee established by Minnesota Statutes, section 120B.11, subdivision 3, will be involved in implementing this part;

  3. include evidence of substantive involvement by women, persons of color, and persons with disabilities in the development of the plan. In communities with no persons of color, the district shall use resource people available in the region, state, or nation whenever the plan is developed, reviewed, or revised;

  4. include specific goals, objectives, and implementation timelines for the curriculum processes, content and materials needed for each of the areas in subpart 1;

  5. include procedures for systematic monitoring and evaluation of the plan; and

  6. include a description of the program planned to provide in-service training for all staff in the areas related to subpart 1, items A, B, and C, and subpart 2, items D and E.

MN R 3500.0550, subp.2

12.01.03 Filing, Reports, Review, and Revision

  1. The current plan must be on file in the administrative offices of the district and with the commissioner of education.

  2. The district shall submit status reports on implementing the plan as requested by the commissioner.

  3. The current plan must be reviewed at least every six years and be revised as necessary.

MN R 3500.0550, subp.3

12.02 Bilingual Education/Limited English Proficiency (LEP)

12.02.01 English Language Acquisition, Language Enhancement, Academic Achievement Act

See 20. U.S.C. 6801-6871

See 20 U.S.C. 7401-7491

12.03 Title I: Improving the Academic Achievement of the Disadvantaged

See 34 C.F.R. Part 200

12.03.01 Improving Basic Programs Operated by Districts

See 20 U.S.C. 6311-6322

12.03.02 Prevention and Intervention Programs for Children and Youth Who are Neglected, Delinquent, or


See 20 U.S.C. 6451-6455

12.03.03 Reading First

See 20 U.S.C. 6361-6368

12.04 Head Start Programs

See 42 U.S.C. 9831-8952

12.05 Vocational Education

12.05.01 Vocational and Technical Education

See 20 U.S.C. 2301-2415

12.05.02 State Rules Relating to Secondary Vocational Education

See Minn. R. 3505.1000-3505.5900

12.06 Area Learning Centers

See Minn. Stat. 123A.05-123A.09

12.0 Coordination With Other Educational Programs Standards

October 2006 Coordination With Other Educational Programs 12-3

12.07 High School Graduation Incentives Program

See Minn. Stat. 124D.68

12.08 Learning Year Programs

See Minn. Stat. 124D.128

12.09 School Dropout Prevention

See 20 U.S.C. 6551-6561i

12.10 Basic Education for Adults

See 20 U.S.C. 9201-9276

12.11 Preparing, Training, and Recruiting High Quality Teachers and Principals: Mathematics and Science


See 20 U.S.C. 6661-6663

12.12 Improving Early Intervention, Educational, and Transitional Services and Results for children with

Disabilities Through Coordinated Research and Personnel Preparation

See 20 U.S.C.1471-1474

12.17 Career Teacher

See Minn. Stat. 124D.29

12.18 Indian Education

See 20 U.S.C. 7401-7492



Revised 2-2011