Welcome to THE
Cannon Valley Special Education Cooperative

The Cannon Valley Special Education Cooperative (CVSEC) was formed through a partnership with Faribault Public Schools, Medford Public Schools, Northfield Public Schools and Owatonna Public Schools to provide services to all off-site programs including SUN Program at Laura Baker, STEP 18-21 Program and Alexander Learning Academy. These programs provide highly individualized learning experiences for students kindergarten through age 21 identified as needing more structure, support and modifications than can be accommodated in the traditional academic setting. We believe, wholeheartedly, that all students can be successful and productive learners when taught the tools to access their personal potential in our specialized programs.

Our vision

The Cannon Valley Special Education Cooperative is a model learning community with unique support for every student through collaboration with member districts.


The Cannon Valley Special Education Cooperative prepares every student to successfully learn and engage in their community.


2018-2019 Commitments:

Maintain high expectations for social and emotional growth, academic performance and individualized educational opportunities to ensure all students reach their goal.

Engage with community organizations to provide a collaborative and responsive community for all students and families.

Locate and design appropriate learning spaces to serve individual student needs and easily accessible to member districts.

Implement a program that attracts, retains and fosters highly effective and trained professionals; offering staff development opportunities and supporting staff wellness.

Maintain high quality programming to member districts while being fiscally responsible and transparent.