Region 1 & 2 Member Districts


Area Special Education Council


Phone: 218-773-0315

Toll Free: 1-866-687-2732

Fax: 218-773-0924

ASEC Website

Member Districts of ASEC:

  • Ada-Borup #2854

  • Fertile-Beltrami #599

  • Win-E-Mac #2609

  • Warren-Alvarado-Oslo #2176

  • Climax-Shelly #592

  • Fisher #600

  • Norman County West #2527

  • Red Lake Falls #630

  • East Grand Forks #595

  • Fosston #601

  • Red Lake County Central #2906

  • Stephen-Argyle Central #2856

ASEC is a cooperative of 12 school districts in northwestern Minnesota. The Cooperative was formed in 1969 by agreement of local schools to provide a full range of specialized services to children on a district level. This cooperative is administered by a Board of Directors composed of the superintendents of the 12 school districts and the director and assistant directors of special education. The primary goal of the cooperative is to provide support services to teachers, administrators, parents and students with disabilities. A wide variety of support services are available to districts such as technical assistance, assessment for special education services, consultation, counseling, crisis intervention, low incidence services, early childhood special education programming and personnel development opportunities.


Bemidji Public Schools

Independent School District #31

Phone: 218-333-3100

Fax: 333-3129

Bemidji Area Schools Website


  • Gene Dillon Elementary

    • 218-333-3400

  • Horace May Elementary

    • 218-333-3240

  • J.W. Smith Elementary

    • 218-333-3290

  • Lincoln Elementary

    • 218-333-3250

  • Northern Elementary

    • 218-333-3260

  • Paul Bunyan Elementary

    • 218-333-3119

  • Solway Elementary

    • 218-467-3232

  • Bemidji High School

    • 218-444-1600

  • Bemidji Middle School

    • 218-333-3215

  • First City School

    • 218-333-3458

  • Alternative Education Center

    • 218-333-3299

Our Mission is to empower each learner to succeed in our diverse and changing world. We are committed to creating an environment where:

1. each learner will be challenged to develop to his/her full potential.

2. basic knowledge, skills and attitude are necessary for success.

3. learning is a life-long process that enriches our lives.

4. education is a partnership with family and community.

5. each person will show sensitivity and respect for self and others.

6. there are expectations of quality for ourselves and for others.


Bemidji Regional Interdistrict Council


Phone: 218-751-6622

Fax: 218-751-6625

BRIC Website

Member Districts:

  • Bagley #162

  • Blackduck #32

  • Cass Lake-Bena #115

  • Clearbrook-Gonvick #2311

  • Kelliher #36

  • Laporte #306

  • Littlefork - Big Falls #362

  • Mahnomen #432

  • South Koochiching - Rainy River #363

  • Waubun-Ogema #435

The Bemidji Regional Interdistrict Council Cooperative Joint Powers Governing Board is composed of one member from each of the eleven district Boards. Superintendents of member districts advise and support the delivery of services that are supported by federal, state and local funding. The following are the present board members from the member districts that govern the Bemidji Regional Interdistrict Council Cooperative.


Crookston Public Schools

Independent School District #593

Phone: 218-773-0315

Fax: 218-733-0924

Crookston Public Schools Website


  • Crookston High School

    • 218-281-2144

  • Highland Elementary

    • 218-281-5600

  • Washington Elementary

    • 218-281-2762

  • New Paths ALC

    • 218-281-5864

  • Northern Lights Academy

    • 218-470-8325

Committed to Excellence

Communication: Crookston Public Schools will excel in communicating with students, parents, staff, and community.
A Culture of High Expectations: Crookston Public Schools will be a place in which high expectations are set for our students and staff.
Relationships: Crookston Public Schools will excel in building strong relationships with students, families, staff, and community.
Exceptional Systems of Support: Crookston Public Schools will provide a strong system of mental health and academic support for students and families.


Northwest Regional Interdistrict Council


Phone: 218-874-8215

Fax: 218-874-2131

Northwest Regional Interdistrict Council Website

Member Districts:

  • Lancaster #356

  • Kittson County Central #2171

  • Tri-County Schools #2358

  • Marshall County Central #441

  • Badger #676

  • Greenbush/Middle River #2683

  • Grygla #447

  • Goodridge #561

The Northwest Regional Inter-District Council (NWRIC) is a special education cooperative formed in 1969 to provide special education consultation and direct services to eight member districts.

NWRIC Purpose: To provide assessment, direct services, consultation services, and service coordination to administrators, parents, students, and teachers.

The NWRIC's mission statement is: The member districts of the NWRIC have joined together for the purpose of providing all eligible students with services and resources, direct and indirect, that will ensure progress toward personal and academic success.


PAWN Special Education


Phone: 218-237-6540

Fax: 218-237-6549

PAWN Special Education Website

Member Districts:

  • Park Rapids #309

  • Walker-Hackensack-Akeley #113

  • Nevis #308

  • Pine Point #25

PAWN Special Education is an inclusive community where all persons will reside, grow, and benefit by being with each other at home, at school, and in the community. The mission of PAWN Special Education is to deliver an array of services, facilitate the education of students, and provide opportunities for successful, meaningful learning. PAWN Special Education serves students birth through age 21.


Red Lake Public Schools

Independent School District #38

Phone: 218-679-3353

Fax: 218-679-2321

Red Lake School District Website


  • Ponemah

    • 218-554-7337

  • Red Lake Elementary Complex

    • 218-679-3329

  • Red Lake Secondary

    • 218-679-3733

We see a future where each individual is valued, life-long learning is embraced, and students are empowered to become Red Lake ambassadors in the global community.

Cultivate each student’s respect for themselves, the culture of the Red Lake Nation and the global community. To offer progressive academic curriculum in a safe and positive learning environment. Provide all students with the necessary tools and life skills to achieve their full potential. Strive to achieve cohesiveness among students, parents, staff, and all the community.


Roseau Community Schools

Independent School District #682

Phone: 218-463-1471

Roseau Community Schools Website


  • Roseau Elementary

    • 218-463-1471

  • Roseau High School

    • 218-463-2770

Mission Statement: Provide opportunities for all Learners to develop the knowledge, skills, character, and attributes necessary for success in a changing world.


Thief River Falls Schools

Independent School District #564

Phone: 218-681-8711

Fax: 218-681-3252

Thief River Falls School Website


  • Challenger Elementary School

    • 218-681-2345

  • Franklin Middle School

    • 218-681-8813

  • Lincoln High School

    • 218-681-7432

  • NW Area Learning Center

    • 218-681-7051

A District Committed to Developing Successful Learners Through Relevant Education and Purposeful Community Partnerships.

Excellence: High achievement for all that we do
Integrity: Aligning our actions with our values and beliefs
Accountability: To fulfill one's roles and responsibilities to be responsive to results
Respect: Pride in who we are, accepting our differences
Community: It's about all of us all of the time
Partnership: Engaging in relationships and action which empowers learning for ALL


Warroad Public Schools

Independent School District #690

Phone: 218-386-1742

Fax: 218-386-6113

Warroad Public Schools Website


  • Angle Inlet Schools

    • 218-386-1472

  • Warroad Community Education

    • 218-386-1472

  • Warroad Early Learning Center

    • 218-386-1472

  • Warroad Elementary School

    • 218-386-1472

  • Warroad High School

    • 218-386-1472

We are committed to educating and preparing lifelong learners for success in a complex and changing world. Located just 5 miles south of the US/Canadian border on beautiful Lake of the Woods in northwestern Minnesota, we serve approximately 1000 students in the rural communities of Warroad, Northwest Angle, Roosevelt, Salol and Swift.