A Request for Personnel Variance for summer school 2013 may be submitted either by fax or electronically through the new Special Permission System (SPS) until June 30, 2013.
Starting July 1, 2013, districts may submit a Request for Personnel Variance for the 2013-14 school year through the Special Permission System only. Faxed or mailed paper requests will not be accepted.
There are two ways to access the SPS online application system:
Directions regarding access to the SPS online application system can be found on the new Minnesota Board of Teaching webpage.
Gifted and Talented Education Symposium – June 9-12
Registration is now open for the sixth annual Hormel Foundation Gifted and Talented Education Symposium—a collaboration between the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE), the Hormel Foundation and Austin School District. Daily sessions address best practices on the assessment of students for services, program models, social and emotional needs, instructional strategies, under-represented populations, under-achievement, integration of STEM and technology as well as specific content in the areas of science, mathematics, language arts and social studies.