Purchase of Service/Itinerant Services

Cued EnglishIntermediate District 917 provides multiple primary, related and support special education services to its member districts in Dakota County and southern Hennepin County on a purchase-of-service basis.

District 917 staff serve approximately 930 learners in the learners' local school districts in homes, daycare, early childhood and K-12 school settings.  These services have been provided to District 917 member districts since 1970 as a way to provide low-incidence special education services in a collaborative, cost-efficient manner allowing districts to provide and respond to fluctuating and changing needs in any given school year.

Each school year, member districts work with District 917 to determine the services expected for the coming school year.  Adjustments are made throughout the school year as the districts experience fluctuations in student need.