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Special Education/Special Programs

The Special Education Department had added some supports for ensure IEPs are implemented to the greatest extend possible. These efforts include:

  1. Weekly communication from to parents of students with disabilities from their special education and general education teachers to ensure implementation of the IEP.

  2. Related services offered through teletherapy for counseling, Occupational Therapy, and Physical Therapy where permission has been given by the parent.

  3. Access to the Director of Special Education, Dr. Catherine Schmidt, to address questions or concerns:, 254-739-1444,903-239-2680.

  4. Providing Speech Therapy in combination of ways including practice packets with follow-up phone calls and tele-therapy.

  5. Acquiring parental consent either verbally or written to protect disability related HIPPA and FERPA protected information.


TEA COVID-19 Special Ed in Texas Information


Transition Resources

Texas Transition & Employment Guide (English & Spanish) 


Nine Strategies to Improve College Transition Planning

For questions about transition, please contact Mrs. Cindy Ploch, Transition and Employment Designee, Ph: 254-739-1444

Legal Guidelines

Legal Framework

Overview of Services for Lions with Disabilities

ARD Etiquette


Section 504 Procedural Requirements

Procedural Safeguards

Notice of Procedural Safeguards-English

Notice of Procedural Safeguards-Spanish

Instructional Strategies

Ten Things Your Student with Autism Wishes You Knew

Myths About Stuttering

Meeting the Needs of All Students

8 Tips for Teachers Who Work with Students Who Stutter

Behavior Strategies

Behavior Strategies



TEA Information

2020 Local Educational Agency Determination Report

Child Find

Child Find Presentation