MN March Updates

On Saturday, March 2nd, 2024, an update will be posted to all Minnesota SpEd Forms sites. The update will include the changes listed below: 


1. The language on the first assessment page has been updated to include “or Alternate MCA.”

(Requested by: Sarah Mittelstadt, Southern Plains Education Cooperative #59000)

2. The ability to add a district template has been added to the Accommodations, modifications, and supports section of the IEP.

(Requested by: Patricia Sullivan, Moorhead Area Public Schools #59058)

3. The IEP progress report screen has been updated to show the last finalized date.

(Requested by: Claire Lightfoot, Jordan Public Schools, #59035)

4. When Special education transportation is checked yes, there is a suggestion to complete the MARSS transportation code.

(Requested by: Kim Huether, Brainerd School District #50392)


1. Tests of Dyslexia and Cognitive Assessment System, 2nd Edition, have both been added to the SpEd Forms test bank.

(Requested by: SpEd Forms #59240)


1. A district preference has been added to create a corresponding trip log from a finalized nursing service activity log.

(Requested by: Rose Krick, Alexandria Public Schools #58722)

2. An informational icon has been added to the PCA log to display information from the finalized time study.

(Requested by: Marilyn Hellweg, SouthWest Metro Intermediate District #58754)

3. When opening an MA log, the page automatically navigates to the most recent log date.

(Requested by: Dellynne Monson, SWWC Service Cooperatives, #58101)

4. An option to delete ICD-10 codes was added for super administrators only.

(Requested by: Kari Saarloos, Anoka-Hennepin School District #58465)

5. The Consent to share data can now be electronically signed by the parent without requiring an MHCP number to be entered.

(Requested by: Christine O’Brien, Inver Grove Heights Schools #59363)

Other forms and logs

1. Made revisions to the language used in the Restrictive Procedures: Physical holding and Seclusion forms.

(Requested by: Terri Cairns, Rosemount AppleValley Eagan #59222)

2. New admin template options have been created and pick template buttons have been added to the Record of a team meeting and Summary of Performance forms.

(Requested by: Joanne Karch, Edina Public Schools #59097)

(Requested by: Katie Wilder, Mounds View Public Schools #53491)


1. The day of the week, eligibility status and grade columns have been added to the “Logs not on an instructional day” quick report.

(Requested by: Wanda Lane, Brainerd School District #58905)

2. A new admin quick report titled, ”Students with no plan set” has been added. 

(Requested by: Dain Walters, Bemidji Regional Interdistrict Council #59192)

3. If selected, the Admin Child count report will now display students from a specific district.

(Requested by: SpEd Forms #DE-4745)

4. The specific service setting will now appear on the downloadable results of the Admin and Educator Teacher workload analysis reports.

(Requested by: Sue Tupy, Special Services Office Coordinator #58840)


1. The Admin overview link has been added to the hamburger menu for administrators.

(Requested by: SpEd Forms #58904)

2. The MA Billing setup page has been converted to v2.

(Requested by: SpEd Forms #DE-4738)

3.  A new navigation tool has been added to the top of each v2 IFSP and ER page, allowing for easy access to different sections of the service plan and report, respectively.

(Requested by: Ashley Nelson, Moorhead Area Public Schools, #59175)

(Requested by: SpEd Forms #DE-4779)

4.  A rich text editor was added to “How will this goal be measured?” field on v2 IEP goal pages. 

(Requested by: Terri Cairns, Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan Public Schools #59089)



1. A new school-level preference was added to send an email notice to a designated person when a parent electronically signs a document.

(Requested by: Dorothy Kerzner, Edina Public School #53213)

2. The link for new referrals has been temporarily removed from the Admin overview page while it is being reviewed.

(Requested by: Heather Seaberg, Detroit Lakes Public School District #58724)

3. Added guidance regarding the Special Education Enrollment Status (SEES) field in student setup, the enrollment form, and the enrollment status change form. 

(Requested by: SpEd Forms #58150)

4. A district preference titled: ‘You must add a status end code and end date when inactivating a student’ was added.

(Requested by: Rieger Viche, Duluth Public Schools #59133)