Montevideo, MN: $4.5M SPED school; "autism, mental health and severe emotional and behavioral needs"

Mar 24, 2018, Willmar (MN) Tribune: Montevideo to build $4.5M special education school Construction is expected to get underway late this year on a $4.5 million school in Montevideo to serve special education students in the region. … The plans call for constructing an 18,000-square-foot facility on city-owned property about one block north of Minnesota Highway 7 on the city's east side. It will be designed to serve an expected enrollment of 30 to 40 students with special needs. The instruction will focus on students with autism, mental health and severe emotional and behavioral needs. Southwest West Central Service Cooperative expects to staff the facility with up to 30 special education professionals. … The project was undertaken after the Southwest West Central Cooperative completed a study to determine the need for a facility to serve special education students. … The project will add to the need for workforce housing in the community. The city is looking to develop six duplexes this year as part of efforts to meet housing needs.