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Serving Minneapolis Public Schools Students: A Virtual Training for DEED-VRS Community Partners

Dear VRS Community Partners,

VRS is pleased to invite VRS Community Partners to a training on a new process to provide Pre-Employment Transition Services (Pre-ETS) services to students in the Minneapolis Public Schools district.


Minneapolis Public Schools have partnered with VRS, the Minnesota Department of Education, and two VRS Community Partners for the past two school years to create and pilot an interagency process for providing Pre-Employment Transition Services (Pre-ETS) for students with disabilities in Minneapolis Public Schools. That process for serving students in Minneapolis Public Schools will now be the consistent approach to serving students across all Minneapolis public high schools.


VRS is offering a training for all VRS Community Partners on the new process and approach, as well as key information about mandatory documents that need to be in place in order to serve MPS students.  

  • Who: VRS Community Partners interested in serving students in the Minneapolis Public School District.
  • Date: Monday, October 24, 2022
  • Time: 2:00 p.m. -- 3:00 p.m.
  • Where: Virtual Training, via Zoom
  • Registration: Register in advance for this meeting by clicking this link: https://www.zoomgov.com/meeting/register/vJIscu-vqjIrGjlZRDr4rCkExBJ_H6ilRU8
    • After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. You can then choose to add the Zoom link information to your calendar.
  • Objectives:
    • Understand the DEED-VRS and Minneapolis Public Schools partnership process for serving students with disabilities.
    • Learn about the Minneapolis Public Schools partnership agreement and release of information that must be completed in order to meet with students at Minneapolis Public Schools.
  • Presenters:
    • Alyssa Klein, DEED-VRS Youth Services Coordinator
    • Michelle Kellogg, Minneapolis Public Schools Program Manager - External Relations
  • Accommodations: Captioning and ASL interpreting will be provided. Contact Marianne Wygant at Marianne.Wygant@state.mn.us with any other accommodations needs.
  • Recording: This training will be recorded, posted to the DEED-VRS website, and distributed shortly afterward.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Alyssa Klein, VRS Youth Services Coordinator, at Alyssa.Klein@state.mn.us.

My best,


Kim Babine
VRS Director of Community Partnerships