Special Programs

Melody Sadler
Special Programs Director

Ashley Gibson
Administrative Assistant  

Address:
803 S. Ellis
Groesbeck, TX 76642

Main Number:
(254) 729-4194

FAX Number:
(254) 729-5187

Click here for Assistance to Students Who Have Learning Difficulties
or May Need Special Education Services

Special Programs –

  • Special Education
  • 504
  • RtI (Response to Intervention)

Each student with disabilities has the opportunity to participate in an education that is designed to meet individual needs.  Students are educated on a campus as close to home as possible, in as normal an environment as
will contribute to educational success. Our goal is to provide valuable daily educational experiences, which will in turn lead to preparation for a lifetime
of meaningful living.

Parents who have concerns regarding their child’s needs should contact the campus principals.  At any time, parents may call the Director of Special Programs to inquire about areas of concern regarding special programs or the procedures to follow when requesting services or evaluation to determine services.  We are always willing to meet with parents to review needs for students of GISD.


Child Find
Child Find is a component of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) which requires an ongoing process for locating, identifying and evaluating children suspected of having a disability, regardless of the severity of the disability, who may need special education and related services.

Local education agencies/school districts (LEAs) must ensure that a free appropriate public education is provided to all individuals with disabilities ages 3-21 who qualify for special education services. With the assistance of the Texas Education Agency, Educational Service Centers, and the Early Childhood Intervention program, LEAs/school districts must ensure that early intervention services are made available for those children ages 0-3 with an identified need.

Special education includes specially designed instruction and related services provided by the LEA/school district for students who have one or more of the following disabilities according to federal criteria and who also have a demonstrated educational need for special education services:

Learning Disability
Speech Impairment
Orthopedic Impairment
Other Health Impairment
Intellectual Disability
Emotional Disturbance
Autism
Multiple Disabilities
Traumatic Brain Injury
Visual Impairment
Auditory Impairment
Deaf-Blindness

A parent, doctor, teacher, relative or friend can begin the child find process.  If you are concerned about issues that are interfering with a child’s learning, please contact Melody Sadler at (254) 729-4194.

 


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