faribault schools
medford schools
northfield schools
owatonna schools

Welcome to 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 small specialized programs.

For more than 12 years the Faribault and Northfield districts have partnered, working collaboratively with parents and caregivers to provide the best educational experience possible. Owatonna and Medford joined Faribault and Northfield to form what is now CVSEC; continuing the provide quality educational experieces to students.

Our vision

All students and staff will feel welcome, accepted and engaged in their personal learning journey.


We will provide all students with opportunities necessary to be successful in their home, school and community in a safe and nurturing environment.