A planning meeting was held with Elizabeth Watkins of the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) on Tuesday morning April 10. Marilyn Leifgren, school psychologist, trainer, and consultant on disability issues attended the meeting. Andriel Dees, equity and compliance director from UWRF attended in her role as a parent of a child with a disability.
The content of the meeting involved a review of the initial timeline, invoice procedures, tour of facilities available at MDE, and identification of other professionals and resources to explore. Other possible committee members were recommended. A very productive conversation about the work to be done was completed.
Six students at UWRF have applied for the graduate student researcher position. It will be a very difficult screening process to select from the outstanding applications received.