Special Ed Dept. receives award

In September, Minnesota Department of Education Commissioner Brenda Cassellius wrote a letter to Runestone Area Education District (RAED) Special Education Director Bob Vaadeland on behalf of the work done by Parkers Prairie Public School District Special Education teachers, who earned the team the distinguished Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Compliance Achievement Award for the 2013-2014 school year.


The letter states, “The award recognizes districts demonstrating compliance with the requirements of the Act and the related Minnesota Statutes and Rules as noted during MDE’s Compliance Review of Parkers Prairie Public School District. This achievement demonstrates commitment to implementing special education programs that meet or exceed requirements and are reflective of the dedication of the administration, school staff, and community.”


Special Education team members were recognized for their achievement at the PPSD Special Education meeting, held October 10. Teachers on the team are (left to right): Beth Welch, Stacey Boutain, Jane Bartlett, Jennifer Martin, Lizz Peterson, and Melisa Brever (not pictured). Special Education coordinator for PPSD 547 is Carla Ptacek, who presented the team with their award.



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