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Souris Valley Special Services is located in Minot, North Dakota and serves the following public school districts: Garrison, Glenburn, Kenmare, Lewis & Clark, Max, Wilton, Nedrose, New Town, Parshall, Sawyer, South Prairie, Surrey, Turtle Lake/Mercer, Underwood, United, Velva, Washburn, and White Shield. The Mission of Souris Valley Special Services is to partner with member districts to ensure free appropriate public education for all students with disabilities. It is the Vision of Souris Valley Special Services to devote human resource and expertise to develop and promote results-driven and innovative special education services and programs


Our website has been designed to offer straightforward access to useful special education information for parents, educators, school administrators, and the general public. The services offered by SVSS and the information shared on this website follow the rules and regulations of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA, 2004).

If you cannot fully access the information on any web page of this site, please let us know the accessibility issue you are having by contacting, Alison Dollar at (701) 857-4410 or by e-mail at


We will try to provide the information to you in an alternate format and/or make the necessary improvements to make the information accessible.  If you would like to file a formal grievance under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, you may contact our Section 504 coordinator, Alison Dollar, Director at 1370 20th Ave SW., Minot ND, (701) 857-4410 or by e-mail at


The Souris Valley Special Services Unit is committed to maintaining a learning and working environment free from discrimination and harassment in all employment and educational programs, activities, and facilities. The Unit prohibits discrimination and harassment based on a student, parent/guardian, employee and/or applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, disability, age, or other status protected by law, in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its programs or activities.


The Unit’s nondiscrimination policy (pdf)


For inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies, or to file a complaint of discrimination or harassment, please contact:

Dr. Alison Dollar

Title IX, 504, and nondiscrimination Coordinator

1370 20th Ave SW

Minot, ND. 58701



Inquiries and complaints under Title IX may also be referred to the United States Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR):

Office for Civil Rights, Chicago Office

U.S. Department of Education

Citigroup Center

500 W. Madison St., Suite 1475

Chicago, IL 60661-4544

Telephone: (312) 730-1560



504 Compliance

Dr. Alison Dollar


Discrimination Policy

(119kb - pdf)


Non-Discrimination Policy

(119kb - pdf)


Web Accessibility Policy

(119kb - pdf)


SVSS currently has an opening for a School Psychologist. Please see Job Service for application details or call Karen at 701-857-4410 if you have questions. The successful candidate will begin August 2020.



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Souris Valley Special Services (SVSS) - 1370 20th Ave SW - Minot, ND

Ph: (701) 857-4410  Fax: (701) 857-4413   Copyright 2018