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Beginning with the 2017 school year, the Texas Education Agency (TEA) changed the way it reports special education enrollment in school systems. TEA no longer includes a target for a school system’s total numbers of students in special education as part of state monitoring.
 
For special education representation, TEA only reports on over- representation within certain race, ethnicity and disability categories, as required by federal law. School systems cannot use this reporting data to delay, deny or prevent a referral for an evaluation for special education services.
 
Special education/IDEA eligibility

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, also known as IDEA, is a federal law that gives eligible students with disabilities the right to receive special education services and assistance in school. To be eligible for special education services, a student with a disability must need instruction that is specially designed to meet the student’s unique needs based on that disability.
 
Who can request an evaluation for special education?
 
Parents or Guardians: A parent or guardian has the right to request a special education evaluation at any time. It is best to submit this request in writing to your school’s principal or to the school district’s special education director. If your child is pre-school age and not yet enrolled in school, send the letter to the district’s special education director.
 
School: If the school knows or has reason to suspect that the student has a disability and a need for special education services, the school must refer the student for a special education evaluation. More information on evaluation timelines can be found at: direc.to/dVYR
 

A parent or guardian has the right to request a special education evaluation at any time.

 

Contact Person for Special Education Referrals

 

East Grand Preparatory Buckner Preparatory
Lisa Johnson,
SPED Coordinator
Phone: 214-824-4747
Lisa Johnson,
SPED Coordinator
Phone: 214-824-4747

 

To begin in special education process for your child, please contact SPED Coordinator

 
Resources for Families
 
TEA has created topic specific information for families. Scan the QR code or use the link to access these resources.

 

direct.to/dVYo

 

Family members can call or log on to find answers to their questions as well as general information about special education.

SpEdTex.org

1.855.773.3839

For more information, please contact our SPED Coordinator or visit:

 

 
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