MN August Updates

On Saturday, August 5th, 2023, an update will be posted to all Minnesota SpEd Forms sites. The update will include the changes listed below:


1. The paraprofessional support section on the services page has been updated. A new preference can be found within District setup to not show para minutes on printed & finalized IEPs. 

(Requested by: MN Advisory Team, #DE-4016)

2. Wording has been updated on the IEP Assessment Page 1. 

(Requested by: Marla Pierskalla, St Cloud Area School District #49466)

3. Para services entered on the IEP Services page will no longer be editable on the ESY Services form. They will need to be updated on the IEP Services page.

(Requested by: SpEd Forms #DE-4108)


1. The instructional setting dropdown found on the Child information page of the IFSP has been updated to use the new Part C instructional setting options found within the Student setup page.

(Requested by: SpEd Forms #DE-4008)


1. Added a notes text box to Time studies.

(Requested by: Marilyn Hellweg, SouthWest Metro Intermediate District #54350)

2. Made a change to the 271 X12 eligibility import to ignore extraneous segments returned by DHS for older students.

(Requested by: Sue Tupy, Tri-City United Public Schools #56486)

Student setup

1. A new Part C Instructional setting dropdown list has been added to the Student setup page.

(Requested by: SpEd Forms #DE-4007)

Restrictive procedures

1. Removed old Staff Debriefing Meeting form. 

(Requested by: SpEd Forms #DE-4092)


1. Added the LSID (local student ID) to the quick reports titled IEP plan specifications Service minutes & IEP plan specifications service minutes (active only).

(Requested by: Bill Underwood, Anoka Hennepin School District #54451)

2. Added a new MA searchable report titled “Duplicate service dates.”

(Requested by: Tara Goebel, South Washington County Schools #52751)

3. Add a “preview” page when merging history files from one student record to another using the View student history report.

(Requested by: SpEd Forms #DE-3937)

4. The new Part C Instructional setting dropdown list has been added to searchable reports.

(Requested by: SpEd Forms #DE-4011)


1. Performance Assessment Area, Prior Written Notice: Revocation of Consent, Summary of Performance, Revocation of Consent for Special Education, IEP Agreement to Amend, Admin Educators have been converted to v2.

(Requested by: SpEd Forms #DE-4002, #DE-4003, #DE-4029, #DE-4028, #DE-4102)

2. Created separate print pages for each educator dashboard.

(Requested by: SpEd Forms #53796)

3. The header of printed and history pages for v2 forms has been updated.

(Requested by: SpEd Forms #DE-3938)

4. Text on v2 buttons that are inactive have been updated to be more readable.

(Requested by: SpEd Forms #DE-4119)

5. Added quick access links to the SpEd dashboard in v2. 

(Requested by: SpEd Forms #48278) 

6. The v2 Educator setup page now includes a checkbox option that allows the side menu option to stay open upon page reload.

(Requested by: SpEd Forms #DE-3985)


1. System password requirements have been strengthened.

(Requested by: SpEd Forms #DE-3995)

2. The history screen has been updated to provide specific reasons why documents won’t upload; duplicate documents, size limits, invalid file formats, etc.

(Requested by: SpEd Forms #DE-3992)

3. Made a change to prevent the deletion of students with signed documents.

(Requested by: SpEd Forms #DE-3993)


We understand the hectic nature of the beginning of a new school year. With appreciation for our educators, we have decided not to have any program updates for the month of September. We wish you the best of luck as you gear up for another year of learning!