YISD's Special Education Department recognizes, respects, and honors the diversity of our exceptional students and their families. Our purpose is to provide the leadership, services, and support that will enable learners to achieve their unique goals in inclusive school and community environments.
NOTICE—Special education students who were exempted by their ARD committees from taking or passing end-of-course exams as part of graduation requirements may be entitled to seek additional special education services despite having graduated, if presently under the age of 22. If interested, please contact the Special Education Office.
2022-2023 Updates in Special Education
Guide to the Admission, Review and Dismissal Process (ARD) February 2021
Spanish Version of Guide to the Admission, Review and Dismissal Process February 2021
Procedural Safeguards English September 2022
Procedural Safeguards Spanish September 2022
The resources below have been created by the Student-Centered Transitions Network (SCTN) to assist educators and families with implementing quality transition services for students with disabilities. The Texas Transition & Employment Guide is available in English, Spanish, Korean, Vietnamese, and Chinese.
Texas Transition & Employment Guide - English
Texas Transition & Employment Guide - Spanish
The Special Education Information Center (SPEDTX) provides resources and interactive features for increasing family awareness of disabilities and special education processes, with the goal of improving partnerships between schools and families.
Live Chat: www.spedtex.org
- David Medina
- Leslie Armbruster
- Crystal Bauer
- Julio Ortiz
- Rey Sanchez
- Imelda Wall
For Assistance contact the Special Education Department at 915-434-0900