Special Education Department Mission

  • The mission of PSJA's Special Education Program is to ensure students with disabilities are educated with non-disabled peers in the least restrictive environment determined under each of their Individual Education Plans.

    Students who need special education services to progress in school include those with learning disabilities, speech impairments, physical and intellectual disabilities, emotional disturbance, autism, traumatic brain injury and visual & hearing impairments.

    Services are available to students beginning on their 3rd birthday, and to students who have not reached their 22nd birthday as of September 1st of the current school year. Students with visual or hearing impairments may receive special education services starting at birth, up through their 22nd birthday.

    Department Goals:

    • Ensure a Free Appropriate Public Education in the least restrictive environment.
    • Ensure the rights of students with disabilities and their parents are protected.
    • Assess and ensure program effectiveness of the district's efforts to educate students.

Contact

  • Margarita Aguirre,
    Director of Special Education
     
    Mailing Address:
    P.O. Box 769
    Pharr, Texas 78577
     
    Physical Location:
    900 E. Birch Ave.  Alamo, TX 78516
     
    Phone Number:
    (956) 354-2200
     
    Fax:
    (956) 354-3034
     

     

  • NOTICE

    Supplemental Special Education Services (SSES) are on-line accounts made available to eligible parents of students with disabilities that have been impacted by COVID-19 school closures. Families of students with eligible disabilities can use the on-line accounts to obtain goods and services up to a specific dollar amount that supplement what otherwise happens in school to help their child make more educational progress. 

    Families of students with eligible disabilities can use the on-line accounts to obtain goods and services up to a specific dollar amount that supplement what otherwise happens in school to help their child make more educational progress. 

    Click on the link below for additional information:

    https://tea.texas.gov/academics/special-student-populations/special-education/supplemental-special-education-services-sses

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