Northern Lights Special Education Cooperative (NLSEC) is made up of 13 area school districts, including Barnum Public Schools. The purpose of NLSEC is to provide, by cooperative efforts, comprehensive special education services within member districts for children and youth having significant learning needs due to disability or developmental delay.


Be a part of the NLSEC Parent Advisory and Family Support Committee. This group is comprised of parents, and county and school personnel. The group meets 5 times during the school year to learn about and share resources and support for families of children and students with disabilities. Meetings also include updates on current special education topics and how the information relates to services for families and children.  For more information, contact the Director of Special Education at 218-655-5018.


Click here for the Northern Lights Special Education Cooperative (NLSEC) web site.

Click here for a break-down of the NLSEC Shared Services

Click here to access the Total Special Education System (TSES) Manual