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Special Considerations

Morris Area Elementary School

Special Consideration Guidelines: 2020-2021


Parents wishing to make a request for their child for the upcoming school year must make the request in writing to the principal by submitting a completed:




It is not possible to honor all requests. 


Parents are cautioned not to request placement or non-placement based upon what they may have heard about a teacher or teachers from other parents or community members. Just as each child is unique, so is each teacher. An experience that other parents may have had with their children may be totally different from what your child could have with the same teacher.


Requests for a child not to be placed with another child, for whatever reason, must be noted in writing on the COMMUNICATION OF SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS form. Given other circumstances and teacher recommendations, it is not always possible to honor these requests. 




All parent requests received by the deadline will be strongly considered, however, the final placement decision is based upon a variety of factors including but not limited to; academic and social considerations, total class size, male/female ratio, and heterogeneous grouping.


The final decision on all student placements rests with the principal after due consideration of staff recommendations and parent requests.


Thank you for the support you give your child and for your cooperation and understanding.

Special Considerations Form (English)

Special Considerations Form (Spanish)




PH: (320)589-4840  201 S. COLUMBIA AVE MORRIS, MN 56267