Important Updates

Do you have questions about Special Education?

The Special Education Information Center, SPEDTex, provides information and resources to help parents understand their child's disability, their rights and responsibilities, and facilitate the development and delivery of services.

Senate Bill 139

In 2019, the 86th Texas Legislature passed Senate Bill 139 (SB 139), which requires Texas local education agencies (LEAs) to distribute a notice to parents informing them of how to make a special education referral if they suspect that their child may have a disability.

Campus Contact for Special Education Referrals

House Bill 657 puts into law procedures that are currently in place under the Student Success Initiative for the State of Texas as follows:

  • HB 657 applies to students receiving special education services.
  • When a student is not successful on a state assessment an ARD meeting is required prior to the second test administration.
  • The ARD committee will determine if the student has made sufficient progress in the measurable academic goals in the student's IEP.
  • The ARD committee will consider the student's progress when determining if additional assessment is required.
  • The ARD committee will determine the accelerated instruction necessary to address the student's needs.