Special Education

Pine Island Public Schools in tandem with Zumbro Education District (ZED) provides support to students through a full range of special service programs.  Students with special needs may be provided services in the regular classroom, through individualized instruction in a resource room, in special classes, in special day schools, or in residential schools, homes, or hospitals. A team of special and regular education personnel works with parents to plan educational programming which meets the learner’s individual needs.  An individualized educational program (IEP) is developed cooperatively between parents and school staff.

Services provided by Pine Island Public Schools in tandem with ZED include the following:


• Adapted physical education
• Audiology services
• Autism Spectrum Disorder
• Early childhood special education (ECSE)
• Emotional/behavioral disorders
• Extended School Year (ESY)
• Learning disabilities (LD) programs
• Limited English proficiency
• Occupational Therapy
• Physical Therapy
• Programs for students with mental disabilities
• School Psychological services
• School health services
• Services for hearing impaired
• Services for physically and other health impaired
• Services for visually impaired
• Speech/language therapy
• Contract for work experience programs

For general information or if you suspect that your child (age birth through twenty-one) may be in need of special services, please contact:

Jill Petersen, Director of Student Support Services
223 1st Ave SE
Pine Island, MN 55963
j[email protected]