COVID-19 Contingency Learning Plan form to be added to SpEd Forms

Good news for educators planning for the upcoming year: SpEd Forms has been working to create a COVID-19 Contingency Learning Plan form to be used in the 2020-2021 school year. To make sure the form is useful and accurate, we’ve been working with our Advisory Committee, special education directors from across the state, and with attorneys Christian Shafer and Laura Tubbs Booth from Ratwik Roszak & Maloney, P.A.

The plan will describe how services would be delivered to each child under the three possible scenarios mandated by the Minnesota Department of Education and the Governor of Minnesota.  

The COVID-19 Contingency Learning Plan form will auto-populate the following fields (allowing for a description of changes if needed): 

  • annual goals 
  • how progress toward the annual goals will be measured 
  • program modifications, supports and adaptations in general and special education

However, these additional fields will need to be completed by case managers: 

  • special education and related services
  • service delivery methods
  • child-specific paraprofessional support information
  • least restrictive environment explanation

You can anticipate the COVID-19 Contingency Learning Plan form to be available with the SpEd Forms August update.

We greatly appreciate the knowledge, expertise, and time spent working on the development of this form provided by Jamie Nord, Melissa Hanson, Michelle Cuka, Nicole Woodward, Sara Mittlestadt, the SpEd Forms Advisory Team, Christian Shafer, and Laura Tubbs Booth. Thank you for your invaluable assistance!